TEXAS CITY, Texas -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $1 million to Jefferson County Drainage District No. 6 to repair cranes damaged in Hurricane Ike's storm surge.
FEMA awarded a $1,124,507 grant to pay for repairs to two Model 4600 S-1 cranes that were damaged as a result of being submerged in saltwater for several days following the storm. Because the requested reimbursement is for repair work, FEMA is paying 75 percent of the total cost.
"FEMA's commitment to help Texas recovery from the Ike disaster remains strong," said Federal Coordinating Officer Brad Harris. "These Public Assistance funds are a demonstration of that commitment."
Once FEMA reimburses the state of Texas, further management of the funds, including disbursement to organizations performing the services, is the responsibility of the state. The obligated funds are a portion of nearly $964 million in total Public Assistance disaster funds sent to the state since September 2008.
"We welcome FEMA's assistance with repair efforts throughout the disaster area," said State Coordinating Officer Joan Haun. "This federal grant will provide important financial assistance to the drainage district."
FEMA responds to all eligible requests for assistance through the Public Assistance program. For more Public Assistance information by county, go to www.fema.gov/ike and click on the Disaster Statistics button.
FEMA leads and supports the nation in a risk-based, comprehensive emergency management system of preparedness, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation, to reduce the loss of life and property and protect the nation from all hazards including natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters.