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FEMA Approves $2 Million for Pasco County Wiregrass Sports Arena

Release date: 
April 16, 2018
Release Number: 
DR-4337-FL NR173

ORLANDO, Fla. – More than $2 million from FEMA will help to make a Pasco County sports facility more resilient against high wind events like hurricanes.

The funds will strengthen the Pasco County Wiregrass Sports Arena—awaiting construction in Wesley Chapel—above and beyond buildings codes to withstand winds up to 170 mph.

FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program—HMGP—will pay 75 percent or $2,068,262 of the $2,757,683 cost. The rest will come from nonfederal sources.

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. The grants enable mitigation measures to be implemented during the recovery from a disaster.

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Last Updated: 
April 16, 2018 - 14:49