By Pauline Liu
Delaware County will handle the application process for flood buyouts on behalf of Town of Middletown property owners whose homes and businesses were severely damaged by tropical storms Irene and Lee last year.
About 60 people packed into the meeting room at Middletown Town Hall last Thursday night to hear details of the program. Most people came to find out about buyouts under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP).
The program also covers elevations, which would involve raising entire buildings to make them less vulnerable to flooding.