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FEMA Awards $1,920,201 Grant to the City of Sharonville

Release date: 
September 5, 2019
Release Number: 
RV-NR-2019-23

CHICAGO – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released $1,920,201 in Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) funds to the city of Sharonville, Ohio, for modification of the spillway at the Sharonville Detention Reservoir. The funds will also be used to relocate the intersection of Main Street and U.S. Route 42 so the culverts there can be replaced with an open channel stream and new bridge structure.

“The Flood Mitigation Assistance program enables communities to implement critical mitigation measures to reduce or eliminate the risk of loss of life and property,” said James K. Joseph, regional administrator, FEMA Region V. “The improvements to the spillway and the intersection will reduce damage and lessen the financial impact on individuals and the community when future flooding occurs in this area.”

“Many people will benefit from these mitigation activities,” said Sima Merick, executive director of the Ohio Emergency Management Agency. “The residents of Sharonville near the project area will benefit from the increased green space and more than 30 commercial properties in downtown Sharonville will have a reduced risk of flooding.”

FMA provides grants to state and local governments to implement long-term hazard mitigation measures. Through FMA, FEMA will pay $1,920,201 of the $2,562,916 eligible project cost.  The remaining funds, $642,715, will be provided by the city of Sharonville.
 
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Last Updated: 
September 9, 2019 - 10:24