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Carroll County offers grant money for residents affected by flooding

The county is offering money to those who are dealing with the flood damage but only if they had flood insurance before it happened.

Posted: Mar. 9, 2018 7:15 PM

CARROLL COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI)— Carroll County is offering up to $30,000 in grant money to people with significant flood damage to their homes.

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The grant is given to homes with significant damage and meet federal and local guidelines.

Residents along the Tippecanoe River are still cleaning up the damage and some residents are now relocating and condemning their old homes.

Carroll County Flood Plain Administrator Doug Wagner said flood insurance is important to have, especially by the river.

"The statistics show that if you live in a flood hazard area that there is a 27 to 28% chance that you will have some sort of flood damage over the life of a 30-year mortgage," Wagner said.

James Robinson lived along the Tippecanoe River six months before the flood. He doesn't plan on living near the river again.

"I think I'm done. We got flooded out here several times out here, my wife and I did," Robinson said. "It's time to go."

If a home does qualify, the owners will receive the Increased Cost Compliance grant.

An informational meeting on how to file claims for flood insurance will be held March 15th at 6 pm at the Carroll County Courthouse. Homeowners can apply for this grant with their insurance provider.

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