Flood damaged homes being demolished in Mohawk

Thirteen houses in the village of Mohawk are being demolished due to severe flood damage over the years.

Posted: Aug 7, 2018 5:19 PM

Thirteen houses in the village of Mohawk are being demolished due to severe flood damage over the years.

In 2013, homes throughout the region were destroyed by a catastrophic flood. Now, the village of Mohawk is working to make sure that never happens again, as homes near Fulmer Creek are being removed.

“We got some money from FEMA in order to take down some houses and then this line of funding is from the Department of Homeland Security through the Governor’s Office,” said Michael Shedd, superintendent of Public Works for the Village of Mohawk.

Several of the properties have already been demolished from the buyout program. After all of the demolition work is done, the village will work on repairing Fulmer Creek.

“Right now we're trying to negotiate some things with some homeowners in order to get their properties along … the edge of the creek, in order to prove change the bench of the creek, and to keep the flow within its banks during a high water event,” Shedd said.

“The ultimate goal is that any time we have a high-water event that those people aren’t going to be in a floodplain any longer, they're gonna be able to be shifted out of the floodplain through all the work that we're doing and all the grants that we’re obtaining.”

Tune into NEWSChannel 2 at 6 p.m. to learn more about what will happen to the properties once the homes have been removed.

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