A town in Kentucky, who has the money to fix a flood wall, is being told by our over-lords, FEMA, that they have to use Federal Dollars to fix the wall.
Some Western Kentucky homeowners protected by a flood wall may need to get flood insurance anyway. The mayor of Hawesville has been ordered by FEMA to have the Ohio River flood wall inspected and certified.
While the city has enough money to cover the cost in budget, a loop hole only allows for federal funds to be used for the inspection. And, if the inspection isn’t completed residents may have to pay for flood insurance.
What a scam. But here’s the kicker.
The Army Corp of Engineers says the money has to come from a federal grant but there isn’t a federal grant available. King said that the city will pay the price if time runs out, “Then FEMA will look at our flood wall like it’s non-existent. So consequently all of Downtown Hawesville and the residents there in will be in the 100 year flood plane.”
I never get sick of reading these stories. It shows how our beloved Almighty Federal Government wants all of the power. Your 10th Amendment rights be dammed.
And the cost of this inspection will be? Depending on who you believe (I believe the Mayor) you get two different figures. Which isn’t surprising, being that the Almighty FEMA, knows whats best for us.
In addition to the estimated $75,000 it would take to inspect and certify the wall, King tells 14 News there is also some repairs that need to be done. The Army Corp of Engineers has estimated that cost to be about $200,000.
You just can’t make this stuff up.