Greens Addition 2015 flooding

A mailbox on Vine Street was barely visible under the flood waters of the Guadalupe River during a 2015 flood event. Due to the frequency of flooding, homes in the Greens Addition subdivision are among those the city hopes to buy and demolish as a mitigation strategy.

Buyout programs underway in the City of Victoria and Victoria County were as relevant as ever on Monday, as Tropical Storm Beta caused concerns of flooding throughout the region.

But interest in the programs is not yet where it needs to be, said Tyler Smith, vice president of Buyout & Acquisition at GrantWorks — the grant management firm administering the programs.

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Kali Venable is an investigative and environmental reporter for the Victoria Advocate. She can be reached at 361-580-6558 or at kvenable@vicad.com.

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