Flood buyout progresses in Olive Branch
OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. - Homeowners in Olive Branch, Illinois are moving closer to getting some relief two years after the flood of 2011.
They are now awaiting paperwork involving a possible buyout plan with the federal government.
The Cypress Drive neighborhood was mostly underwater.
It is on the edge of Horseshoe Lake which floods when the Mississippi River overflows.
Donne Davis says riding his four-wheeler is one of the things he will miss if he decides to leave Cypress Drive.
"Another joy of living in the country," said Davis.
He knows life out in the country comes with its own risk.
Severe flooding forced him to gut his home.
"My front deck...I haven't replaced it because that's just something else that I would have to put money into," said Davis.
He was not the only one to feel the wrath of the flood
Jeff Denny says he plans to hold a public meeting when he gets the returned paper work.
He expects that to be in one or two months.