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Flooded homeowners may get help


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MARATHON COUNTY (WAOW) -- Three Marathon County homeowners may be able to sell their water-logged homes after floods damaged their property in September.

The owners of the Stettin homes could allow the state to purchase their homes with money provided by FEMA. Their properties qualify because the neighborhood has been declared a disaster area.

"Notifying Wisconsin Emergency Management that these property owners are interested, as is the county, in striking up a type of deal like this," said Associate Planner Diane Wessel. "The Wisconsin Emergency Management will determine if these properties are eligible."

Officials say the homes also met FEMA's requirements because the county has been participating in the national flood insurance program and they have a hazard mitigation plan in place.

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