FEMA Awards More than $1.2M for Drainage Project in Beaumont, Texas

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Release date: 
August 15, 2012
Release Number: 
R6-12-137

DENTON, Texas -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $1.2 million to the state of Texas for the construction of a detention basin in Beaumont, Texas

FEMA is funding 75 percent or $1,284,570 of the $1,712,760 project, which involves building the new basin along Bayou Din.  The project will help to alleviate flooding to more than 40 homes downstream and improve drainage for areas immediately surrounding the detention basin.

The federal share of the funds for the project come from the agency’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). HMGP provides grants to states, and tribal and local governments to implement long-term hazard mitigation measures that reduce the loss of life and property due to natural disasters and to enable mitigation measures to be implemented during the immediate recovery from a disaster.

Learn more about FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant program online at go.usa.gov/D6D

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Last Updated: 
September 27, 2012 - 09:52
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