Homeowners waiting to hear about flood buyout eligibility

Homeowners who took on significant damage during Hurricane Sandy are waiting to hear about possible property buyouts. Under the program, the government would buy residents'

Under the program, the government would buy residents' homes, demolish them and then transform the land into open space.

Under the program, the government would buy residents' homes, demolish them and then transform the land into open space. (4/17/13)

SAYREVILLE - Homeowners who took on significant damage during Hurricane Sandy are waiting to hear about possible property buyouts.

Under the program, the government would buy residents' homes, demolish them and then transform the land into open space. Many residents in flood-prone areas say they're interested in the plan, but local officials say they're worried about people moving away from the Shore.

"I'm losing Little League coaches, cheerleading coaches, PTA moms, soccer moms," says Sayreville Mayor Kennedy O'Brien. "I'm losing viable and vibrant people in the community."

Gov. Chris Christie is expected to announce details at some point within the next three weeks.
 

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