Owning your own home, it's the American dream. But what if you are living in a floodway and you are underwater? Not just with the property value, but literally, because of flooding.
This is the story of property owners in Pierce County who are in this predicament. They purchased homes which are at ground zero for flooding. With rising sediment levels in the rivers and climate change, they face increased risk now.
One possible solution is offered with the FEMA flood buy-out program. Pierce County's Public Works & Utilities Department has assisted some property owners in obtaining this grant funding to help them move out of harm's way.
Listen to the stories of some of these families as they tell of their experience with the program. Learn how Pierce County is finding ways to help.
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