DENTON, Texas — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $2.3 million to the state of Texas for construction of a community safe room in the city of Victoria in Victoria County, Texas
FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) will pay 75 percent or $2,325,000 of the $3.1 million cost.
The stand alone, 20,000 square foot safe room will provide protection from hurricanes, tropical storms and tornadoes for the residents of Victoria County and is accessible for people with disabilities. It will be built on the campus of St. Joseph High School.
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 http://go.usa.gov/D6D.
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