Rain http://wfae.org en Local Buyout Program Saves Homes From Flooding http://wfae.org/post/local-buyout-program-saves-homes-flooding <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It's been raining a lot in the Charlotte area. Since June 1, we've received about 12 inches of rain. That's about 7 inches above normal. About six homes were flooded last week in northwest Charlotte. But city officials say it would have been much higher if it weren't for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg <a href="http://charmeck.org/stormwater/drainageandflooding/pages/floodplainbuyout(acquisition)program.aspx" target="_blank">floodplain buyout program</a>. In the past 12 years, they've relocated 500 families.</span></p><p></p><p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 13:15:49 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 31255 at http://wfae.org Local Buyout Program Saves Homes From Flooding