FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — A letter from FEMA and the City of Fort Wayne came to the door of one homeowner near the Junk Ditch, and says he isn't sure whether the voluntary buy-out would be worth it for him.
"I don't want to have to move out and find some place right away," he said.
It's a decision he and 19 other homeowners will soon face, as the city plans to try to buy out homes in floodplain areas of the city.
Fort Wayne city engineer Patrick Zaharako says buyouts aren't new, and the program helps to prevent future floods to impact homeowners.
"We don't have to put public resources to protect the house or rescue the homeowners or the people living there."
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