Cape Cod Lawmakers To Host "Coastal Homeowner Buyout Forum" Next Week


CAPE COD, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Homeowners on Cape Cod's shorelines will soon be able to take part in a forum on relocating as coastal storms continue to get worse and destroy more properties.

Barnstable County will hold a "Coastal Homeowner Buyout Forum" next week, to outline federal assistance programs available for homeowners on the Cape. The programs are for homeowners that live in high-risk storm areas that may want to relocate.

The total loss of multiple waterfront homes this winter highlights the significant damage that homeowners on the Cape face from coastal storms.

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In February, three homes in a Sandwich waterfront neighborhood were either destroyed or suffered extensive damage in a winter storm.

In addition, other properties across the Cape went through a similar experience this winter.

The forum is relevant to properties anywhere in a floodplain, not just coast or waterfront properties.

It will be held on April 21. via Zoom from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., and will be hosted by State Rep. Steve Xiarhos, State Senator Susan Moran and the Barnstable County Board of Regional Commissioners.

WBZ NewsRadio's Tim Dunn (@ConsiderMeDunn) Reports

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