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Flood buyouts continuing in Linn County

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -- Linn County Planning and Development has completed ten buyouts in rural Linn County.  The properties were all damaged during the Floods of 2008.

The ten properties that were closed Monday include:

267 Highway 1 - Mt Vernon, IA 52314

4254 Chain Bridge Road - Palo, IA 52324

4297 Chain Bridge Road - Palo, IA 52324

4914 Old River Road - Ely, IA 52227

1070 Ivanhoe Road - Mt Vernon, IA 52314

1119 Bertram Road SE - Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

1115 Bertram Road SE - Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

1501 Bertram Road SE - Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

1505 Bertram Road SE - Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

5904 Wilder Drive SE - Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

 

The closing on Monday, December 14 is for:

5100 Old River Road - Ely, IA 52227

The Federal Emergency Management Agency says it pays for 75 percent of the buyout cost and the state of Iowa pays 10 percent. The remaining cost will be paid with Community Development Block Grants.

The houses will be demolished, and Linn County will be required to maintain the land as green space.

Online Producer: Mike Verlo

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