Buyouts Expected for Arlington Flood Victims

Decision expected early this summer

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    Carla English-Smith
    Here are pictures from Southpark Dr. in Arlington, which is across from the Willow Apts. on Rush creek.

    Arlington families victimized by last year's tropical storm could soon see an offer to buy out their flooded homes.

    The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports dozens of families are expected to be offered a buyout from the city by early this summer.

    The program would be a part of a $40 million bond package for addressing flooding issues in the city.

    Of that total, $16 million is expected to be made available to buy and demolish about fifty homes damaged by the flooding.

    The buyout and demolition is seen as the best way to solve flooding issues near Rush Creek, where Arlington officials have claimed no amount dredging will allow for all water to be contained.

    A green space to contain and absorb waters in the event of a future flood would be placed in the area where the buildings currently stand.