Logan to use federal waiver to demolish five homes
LOGAN, W.VA. -- The city of Logan will use a Federal Emergency Management Agency waiver to demolish five residential properties along Pine Street.
Homes and infrastructure along the street sustained significant damage from storms and a mudslide in March 2012. It would be too costly for the city to repair the home and roadway, according to a news release issued by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's office. The city plans to close the street. The city of Logan submitted a request for state funding in August. The state forwarded the request to FEMA, which granted a financial waiver to demolish the homes. The FEMA waiver would also allow the city to pave seven streets.