Bright & Early: Buyer’s Remorse Edition

Good morning, Nashville. As of this month, Metro has closed on 41 properties as part of the flood buyout program, which is just a fancy name for buying up properties with too much flood damage that are likely to flood again so they can demolish the homes and create green space. So far, 81 homes have been approved for buyouts and FEMA will be footing most of the bill, though Metro still has to pay a share. The hope is that the next time we’re hit with a massively destructive flood, there will be nothing but grass under all that water for the most at-risk properties.

Photo by Tom C. Frundle.

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