Bonner County gets flood mitigation grant to raze house

By The Associated Press | Posted - May 19, 2015 at 1:01 p.m.



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SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) — Bonner County can raze a house that was built at the confluence of Pack River and Grouse Creek that threatened National Flood Insurance Program funding for more than 200 landowners.

The Bonner County Daily Bee reports (http://bit.ly/1FxVekS ) the house was built without a required analysis of how the home would impact the base flood elevation. Almost $509,000 was awarded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to restore the property to its original state and tear down the 3,700-sqaure-foot home.

A county agency that is now defunct approved the house's initial construction.

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Information from: Bonner County (Idaho) Daily Bee, http://www.bonnercountydailybee.com

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