BOSTON, Mass. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State of Maine have partnered to provide funding totaling $417,964 to make possible for Freeport, Maine to undertake the Old Country and Webster Road development project.
"The Old Country and Webster Road culvert and Road development project in Freeport, Maine will raise affected sections of the road and upgrade sections of the culvert so that flooding and water over topping are eliminated," said Jeffrey A. Bean, Regional Director of FEMA in Boston.
The project is located at the intersection of Old Country Road and Webster Road where flooding has frequently rendered the road impassable.
FEMA's share of the funding totaling $313,473 comes from the agency's Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), a eleven year old initiative designed to lessen the loss of property and lives.
In the last five years, more than 3.8 million in federal hazard mitigation money has been awarded to Maine mitigation projects. Mitigation is part of FEMA's efforts to create Disaster Resistant Communities.