City of Clute Parks and Recreation Department Building Replacement Project, Clute, Brazoria County, Texas (February 2012)
On September 13, 2008, Hurricane Ike struck the Texas Gulf Coast, causing extensive damage. Subsequently, a Presidential Disaster Declaration, FEMA-DR-1791-TX, was signed for Hurricane Ike. High winds associated with Hurricane Ike caused a large tree to break and fall onto the City of Clute Parks and Recreation Department building, causing severe damage. The building has since been demolished due to public health and safety concerns. In accordance with 44 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 10, FEMA has prepared this Environmental Assessment (EA) to meet the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), the President’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations to implement NEPA (40 CFR Parts 1500-1508), and FEMA’s regulations implementing NEPA (44 CFR Part 10). FEMA is required to consider potential environmental impacts before funding or approving actions and projects.