Hancock County Commissioners Buy Another Flood Prone Property

6/12/14 – 10:11 A.M.

Another flood prone property has been bought by Hancock County. The commissioners approved a resolution today to pay a little more $31,000 for a home at 210 Washington Street in Findlay. Commissioner Phil Riegle said the home has suffered fire damage in the past so they made the owners an offer before they started to renovate.

The commissioners have been buying properties in the flood zone since the 2007 flood. Riegle says they’re always keeping an eye out for other homes that are often damaged during flooding…

Audio: Phil Riegle

Rielge says they also look for homes that go up for sale to potentially buy. The homes in the problems areas are demolished to prevent further flood damage in the future.

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