NewsWorks Tonight host Dave Heller spoke with Fawn McGee, who directs New Jersey’s Blue Acres program. Using federal funding, the program buys flood-prone houses from those willing to sell, and then demolishes them, letting the water eventually overtake the properties.
After Sandy, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie tasked the program with buying 1,000 houses. Of these, 850 buyouts have already been approved.
Listen to the interview below.