More flood-damaged buildings are about to be demolished in Cedar Falls. City officials say that more than 150 structures are expected to be torn down as a part of flood buyout programs put into effect after the floods of 2008. Of the 226 properties eligible for buyouts, 144 have already been approved and 111 have already been demolished.

The city notes those numbers may increase as 2012 filing deadlines approach. Demolition is expected to cost the city around $13.5 million Officials are still weighing a number of options of what will become of the land once the homes are torn down.

The federal buyout program mandates that the area must remain as green space.

By Jesse Gavin, KCNZ, Cedar Falls