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Gays Mills getting more federal dollars after flooding

GAYS MILLS (WKOW)-- More federal funding will help the village of Gays Mills recover from disastrous flooding.

It will receive $4.5 million as part of a community block grant program.  The village decided to move to higher ground after flooding in 2007 and 2008.

While they've received federal help over the years, village leaders say this grant will go to good use.

"We want to get past the idea of being flood victims and get into the idea of," says Julie Henley. "Look who we are, because it's a really, really special area here and we want to take these opportunities take this seed money and spend it very, very wisely so that the return on the investment is much greater than the investment itself."

The money will go toward streets, relocating homes and to help businesses.  The first apartment building in the village's new location is expected to open early next month.

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