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FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: Buyouts Prove to be the Best Option in Logan County   [open pdf - 49KB]

"Logan County, WV - The community of Stollings is located in a remote area of Logan County in the southern West Virginia coalfields, one of the most rugged areas in the state. Heavily wooded hillsides are folded tightly together interspersed with narrow valleys with little space for the creek and the road at the bottom. Storms frequently cause severe flooding in these areas of Logan County, leaving many property owners no way to avoid their losses except for the Buyout option offered by FEMA through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)."

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