Rep. Barletta announces 24 flood-prone Shickshinny properties to receive buyouts
WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, PA-11, announced that two dozen flood-prone homes in the Borough of Shickshinny will be bought out at a total project cost of more than $2.1 million.
The homes will be acquired and demolished to reduce future flood damage.
The FEMA share of the buyout is $1,592,868; the total project cost is $2,123,824. FEMA obligates the funding directly to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, which then funds the eligible recipients. The buyouts are funded through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.
“These buyouts are an early Christmas gift for 24 property owners who have been repeatedly flooded over the years. I’m happy and proud to tell these families that they will no longer have to suffer through repeated flooding and the process of rebuilding their lives,” Rep. Barletta said. “I know many people in Shickshinny suffered greatly during the September floods, and I hope these families will be able to live without worrying about flooding again. I wish them well.”
For more information about FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, visit https://www.fema.gov/government/grant/hmgp/index.shtm