Demolition of several flood-damaged houses in the city of Binghamton is expected to start in a few weeks.

Mayor Richard David says the work should begin in late April.

Binghamton's Board of Contract and Supply today awarded the $213,200 demolition contract to All-Around Excavating of Johnson City.

After the structures have been torn down, the sites can be used for other purposes, including expanding adjacent parcels.

The planned demolition work is part of a Federal Emergency Management Agency buyout program.

Four of the buyout properties are on Baltimore Avenue. There are three such properties each on Avon Road, Lourdes Road and Vermont Avenue. Two buyout properties each are located on Laurel Avenue and New Street. One of the sites is on Duke Street.