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Caldwell Police Jury discuss FEMA buyout

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Posted: Jan 27, 2010 10:16 AM by Associated Press
Updated: Jan 27, 2010 10:20 AM
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Members of the Caldwell Parish Police Jury have met with representatives of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to discuss a buyout plan.

The plan would aid families who lost or are at risk of losing their homes along the Ouachita River after heavy rainfall last year.

Juror Bobbie Harrison says no decisions were made during Tuesday's meeting.

Harrison said about 27 homes have been affected by the swollen river.

In December, Caldwell Parish Homeland Security Director Dale Powell said FEMA's preliminary assessment found about $990,000 in damages. A little more than half of that money would go to the Tensas Basin Levee District's effort to shore up a stretch of crumbling levee near Columbia.

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