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Homes along Plant Farm Road in Glen Jean have been among the hardest hit by floodwaters of Dunloup Creek for more than 45 years. The federal government recently began offering voluntary floodplain buyouts to residents in the watershed area, hoping to mitigate the costs of continued flood damage. On Thursday, residents and officials gathered to celebrate the first property buyout of the project.