Abandoned Pocahontas homes to be condemned

Jul 15, 2011 Full story: KAIT-TV Jonesboro 37

POCAHONTAS, AR More than two months have passed since floodwaters finally receded.

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Imboden, AR

#21 Jul 20, 2011
Churmudgeon wrote:
<quoted text> Ok so we make exceptions and let the homes be fixed without conforming to the codes. then later when there is a problem the folks will blame he code enforcement for nor doing their job. Robil will flood again. The whole place should be condemmed.
those that got the bigger home repair checks had 3 years of future flood insurance premiums held out of them. the insurance amt purchasd is for the amount paid by fema this time. ex - 20k check for damages = 20k future flood coverage purchased. looks like fema will NOT pay a 2nd time.

several dozen had no damage and those homeowners wanting to rebuild and stay should buy ins. as should the landlords and renters. i believe landlords lost the most, no fema coverage for them.
Churmudgeon

Evening Shade, AR

#22 Jul 20, 2011
I know that they are fixing the levee. however anything built by man can be undone by nature. Why bother fixing something that flooded. Head for the hills rebuild where it hasnt ever flooded. get away from the mosquitos get out of town away from the city ordanances you wont regret the move.
Ur Crapmudgeon

Mountain Home, AR

#23 Jul 20, 2011
Churmudgeon wrote:
<quoted text>Best thing that could f happened to them. apparently they are old . They really didnt have enough income to be homeoners anyway. Now they can give their 1100 a month to a retirement place like elmcroft. & eventully to a nursing home DHS will pay the difference. They will be better off. Better for their children now their wont be anything to fight over when they die. Silver lining? It just depend on how you look at it. Of course everything should be up to code thats why we have building codes.
You are one sick person, Mean, evil and a general jerk!
Why is the loss of their home a good thing and since it was paid for and a asset? Just how do you determine that they didn't have enough income to own a house?
They paid their bills, paid their taxes and were not receiving any government aid . They had pride of ownership and loved their home.
Well CrapMudgeon ,
People remember what you write and without a doubt you are mentally ill !

You are the brave pervert that bragged about putting trebble hooks out to kill dogs?

You are the most complete lowlife POS there is around here.
So crawl back into your hell hole!
Guest

United States

#24 Jul 20, 2011
good question wrote:
"crazy people and maybe Meth Houses with a serial killer have moved into those abandoned homes!"
what address?
Yeah what address????
Churmudgeon

Evening Shade, AR

#25 Jul 20, 2011
Ur Crapmudgeon wrote:
<quoted text>
You are one sick person, Mean, evil and a general jerk!
Why is the loss of their home a good thing and since it was paid for and a asset? Just how do you determine that they didn't have enough income to own a house?
They paid their bills, paid their taxes and were not receiving any government aid . They had pride of ownership and loved their home.
Well CrapMudgeon ,
People remember what you write and without a doubt you are mentally ill !
You are the brave pervert that bragged about putting trebble hooks out to kill dogs?
You are the most complete lowlife POS there is around here.
So crawl back into your hell hole!
Just how I determined that they really didnt have enough money to own a house. By the statement they couldnt afford to pay to have the repairs properly done to code. by the statement they cant get a loan. its dumb to rebuild in a flood prone location. doing dumb things should not be encouraged. When it floods again they will be glad they are no longer living there.
Guest

United States

#26 Jul 20, 2011
mrsmollie wrote:
what did the home owners do with the funds they received for the flood damage, and what did the renters do with thier share of the money. it was to be used to fix these places up; wiring, breaker boxes, ect. it is hard to figure out why all the complaining when the government already paid for it. you people are getting way off track on the subject anyway. seems to me you all need to face the facts; the owners DO NOT CARE. to them it is a tax write off in more ways than one and they got paid to do it, get the picture!!!!! I personally believe Poky to be a beautiful place and would love to purchase a home there. The sourroundings are absolutally beautiful. Be thankful for what you have.....
Renters got personal belongings funds to replace their belongings. Landlords got NOTHING from FEMA. They have to get a SBA loan because it is a business.
No way

Cherokee Village, AR

#27 Jul 20, 2011
Ur Crapmudgeon wrote:
<quoted text>
You are one sick person, Mean, evil and a general jerk!
Why is the loss of their home a good thing and since it was paid for and a asset? Just how do you determine that they didn't have enough income to own a house?
They paid their bills, paid their taxes and were not receiving any government aid . They had pride of ownership and loved their home.
Well CrapMudgeon ,
People remember what you write and without a doubt you are mentally ill !
You are the brave pervert that bragged about putting trebble hooks out to kill dogs?
You are the most complete lowlife POS there is around here.
So crawl back into your hell hole!
Home wrecking preachers are lower!
Agreed

Ash Flat, AR

#28 Jul 20, 2011
No way wrote:
<quoted text>Home wrecking preachers are lower!
Yes it is hard to believe that there is anyone more heartless and mean spirited than Chumudgean ,but then there are the insincere preachers.
maybe he will change his attitude towards others if he is unlucky and suffers some hardship that is not of his making!
Really

Houston, TX

#29 Jul 20, 2011
I have been to several peoples homes all around Pocahontas. I have never been into one yet that was wired to code.
Churmudgeon

Evening Shade, AR

#30 Jul 20, 2011
Really wrote:
I have been to several peoples homes all around Pocahontas. I have never been into one yet that was wired to code.
Really? If that is the case it was wrong. Wrong then dont justify continuing to OK wrong now. two wrongs dont make a right. Just how do you know are you a licensed expert on all of the codes. I shure every FMHA approved home loan built in the last 30 years was required to electric and septic ect to be built to standards. If that is the case the agency & people in charge didnt do a very good job. Im happy the codes are now being taken seriously & enforced.
Churmudgeon

Mountain Home, AR

#31 Jul 20, 2011
Agreed wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes it is hard to believe that there is anyone more heartless and mean spirited than Chumudgean ,but then there are the insincere preachers.
maybe he will change his attitude towards others if he is unlucky and suffers some hardship that is not of his making!
I wasnt posting to be nice. I wasnt posting to make friends. I wasnt posting wanting anyone to agree with me. I was posting another viewpoint. I was taking the road less travled. I was just pointing out when one door closes another opens. Of course it came across as being kinda harsh. That is just the way it is. If the example of the flood victims are able to look back someday and think thank goodness we wherent able to fix that worthless place in Robil!!! look its flooded again!!! Or if the newmadrid quake happens? they will rejoice that they no longer reside in that place. Think about this what if everything always went your way? I mean everything always came out just hunky dory. I think that never having any problems would be horrible. Wheres the challenge. life is to be lived & embraced no matter how bad something first appears it could always be worse. The reason people have problems is so you know to enjoy the good things& learn from the bad. Ive had my share of troubles and wouldnt wish them on anyone even my worst enemy.
Tackmaster

Hardy, AR

#32 Jul 21, 2011
Churmudgeon wrote:
<quoted text> Ok so we make exceptions and let the homes be fixed without conforming to the codes. then later when there is a problem the folks will blame he code enforcement for nor doing their job. Robil will flood again. The whole place should be condemmed.
I have my own opinion on those Levis in East Poc. The Robil Addition, I never gave an opinon on that in my last post. I just felt bad for any Seniors reading the post you wrote in case any of them felt like Everyone thought they should give up the home and go to a nursing home. Many seniors deserve to keep that home and stay there hiring help as needed and enjoy thier last retirement years at home. I have my own opinion however on homes in our county that flood. MOVE! As they say, History repeats itself sometimes. Our seniors still in thier homes should be helped by the community, Maybe that Robil addition was not a help by the community, you think? But when the disaster comes, help. We are helping Joplin in a big way, why cant we do disaster relief right here at home in our own county, city for our people before the disaster hits. In many cases in my pissy opinion, its simple. Our leaders in charge of all this business , some, are incompetent to lead and manage our government affairs. We know government is profiting off the backs of its people. Now lets fix up some more old buildings, put up some signs and draw in tourism, vs put that money toward jobs, small business etc. Let the Feds give you all that grant money to fix the land we tax payers own, the Feds will want payment someday, Our leaders will owe our land to them about the time our leaders have built up a cushy retirment fund and move on. TEA!
Guest

Cherokee Village, AR

#33 Jul 24, 2011
Once the government buys a flood house it should be torn down and never another house built there. Why should the taxpayer keep buying the same house over and over?
well

Mountain Home, AR

#34 Jul 24, 2011
why should the taxpayers keep fixing the farmers'levee?
huh

United States

#35 Jul 25, 2011
slingshot wrote:
houses not up to code or abondon should be torn down.Including the big pink house on Cain street that you can see from hwy 67 & hwy 62.Big eye sore to the town.
.
That house is pretty bad.
almost as bad

Ash Flat, AR

#36 Jul 26, 2011
huh wrote:
<quoted text>.
That house is pretty bad.
Almost as bad as the one Slingshot calls home.
RED

Tampa, FL

#37 Jan 20, 2014
what are they going to do about the two houses that are condemned because of meth labs are just falling and rotting away? and they're probably more than those those are just to the ones that I've noticed!

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