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Pinhook residents want to relocate as a community

Residents of Pinhook could get their wish to relocate as a community. Residents of Pinhook could get their wish to relocate as a community.
"We would have a hard time trying to rebuild knowing that the levee is still broke," Robinson said. "We would have a hard time trying to rebuild knowing that the levee is still broke," Robinson said.
Emerson says she's studying communities in other states who have gone through similar relocations. Emerson says she's studying communities in other states who have gone through similar relocations.
MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, MO (KFVS) -

Residents of Pinhook could get their wish to relocate as a community.

The area was destroyed when the Birds Point plan was activated. Now state and county leaders, as well as Pinhook residents, are working together to see if it's possible to help the people of that close-knit community move together to another location.

"After going back and looking at our homes with the insurance people and FEMA, there really isn't a whole lot you can do, and there is no guarantee the water won't come back," said resident Twan Robinson. "So, we would have a hard time trying to rebuild knowing that the levee is still broke."

Residents have formed a task force to work out a plan for funding and direction . Friday, they met with Rep. Jo Ann Emerson, and county leaders to discuss options.

"Sadly this was the only area in the county that they were allowed to buy-many, many, many years ago," said Rep. Jo Ann Emerson.  "And, they deserve to live in a place where it's not going to flood all the time.  But, we've got to figure out how to do this."

Emerson says she's studying communities in other states who have gone through similar relocations, to learn what's best for Pinhook residents.

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