MAPLETON, Ore. — A Mapleton homeowner is getting some help in hopes of avoiding future flooding. FEMA is giving the homeowner a $77,000 grant to raise the home, which sits in a floodplain.
The grant covers 75% of the project while the homeowner has to pick up the rest of the cost. In January, flooding damaged several buildings in the Mapleton community. During the Oregon floods in 1996 FEMA paid for about a dozen homes to be raised.