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Wood County to Acquire Three Properties for Flood Project


Wood County plans to acquire and demolish three homes in Happy Valley as part of an ongoing flood mitigation project.

After the demolitions, no permanent structures can be built on the flood-prone properties.

The Parkersburg News and Sentinel reports that the County Commission signed off on purchase offers for the properties on Monday. The county is offering a total $587,000.

The acquisitions will be funded with a $710,750 federal grant awarded or the project’s latest phase.

Tim Meeks with the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Council says 16 properties have been razed in the last eight years. The council administers the project for the county.