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Feds OK $26.3M to buy out
flood-prone Woodbridge homes

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:Ribicon, 2/6/2014 9:25:35 PM

Woodbridge — The federal government has awarded New Jersey $26.3 million to enable it to buy 89 homes in flood-prone sections of Woodbridge. The state is in the process of buying homes from willing sellers affected by Superstorm Sandy to preserve the land as open space and protect against future flooding. Gov. Chris Christie said Thursday the Federal Emergency Management Agency has now approved $100 million for the purchase of 361 homes in Sayreville, South River and Woodbridge. (Snip) "We continue to make excellent progress toward our goal of moving willing sellers in flood-prone areas out of harm´s way," Christie

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Would you buy a flood-prone house for $296K? No? Well, how about $277K? No? Well, I know a rich Uncle with money burning a hole in his pocket, and a zaftig governor eager to help him spend it.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 2/6/2014 9:43:46 PM     (No. 9722572)

Didn´t these people know they were buying homes in flood areas?

Weren´t they told by the insurance companies that they were in flood areas?

And yet - - they went ahead and bought them despite the warnings. And now - - they want other people to pay for their bad judgment. And guess what? All of us suckers have to pay for someone else´s mistakes.

It doesn´t pay to be careful and prudent any more. Just do whatever stupid thing you want to do - - and the government will force other people to pay for your stupidity.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: oh-heck, 2/6/2014 10:09:58 PM     (No. 9722598)

Why is this either a state or federal problem? The state of NJ controls permitting. Flood insurance is issued by the federal government but not for repeatedly flooded land. Neither body is authorized to buy private property to return to the wild. In TX, if beach erosion puts your beach home on the beach, you must tear it down.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mc squared, 2/6/2014 10:37:30 PM     (No. 9722622)

Here in FL I pay a ton for flood insurance but my lifetime neighbors say it´s never flooded. Meanwhile, in a very big storm a few years back, a town miles north of me flooded. They were not in the ´zone´.

The maps are frequently wrong.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: LanieLou, 2/6/2014 10:57:46 PM     (No. 9722645)

Agenda 21 "Sustainable" Cities at work; Better take the cash while they are buying from "the willing", before the neighborhood is condemned & confiscated.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 2/6/2014 11:38:55 PM     (No. 9722685)

Not so fast. Were none of those homes insured ? Didn´t the insurance companies paid them for a total loss by now ? How many will receive a double payout ?

How many homes were paid for and not required to buy insurance ? Look where you were living.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 2/6/2014 11:40:03 PM     (No. 9722687)

Sorry. Not ´didn´t´ but haven´t.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Country Boy, 2/7/2014 2:15:04 AM     (No. 9722736)

Beyond stupid. Everybody will want to be bought out.

Why not make whole all people who lost money in the stock market too?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Trigger2, 2/7/2014 6:05:44 AM     (No. 9722780)

Where in the constitution does it say that the federales have authority to buy out homes?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 2/7/2014 7:39:04 AM     (No. 9722849)

Clearly the homeowners are all good Democrats who make regular donations to the DNC.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Rakasha, 2/7/2014 7:39:45 AM     (No. 9722852)

I agree with #4. This is not about helping home owners; it is about the Government taking over private property.

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