FEMA Awards Nearly $7.4M to Mississippi for Storm Safe Rooms in Schools

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized roughly $7.4 million for a State of Mississippi to account a construction of 8 stand-alone protected bedrooms designed to withstand winds adult to 200 mph during schools in Forrest County.

The $7.38 million extend will be used to build protected bedrooms during schools in Brooklyn, Hattiesburg, and Petal. The protected bedrooms accommodate FEMA pattern criteria and yield near-absolute insurance in impassioned continue events, including tornadoes and hurricanes, according to a FEMA news release.

FEMA will compensate during slightest 75 percent of a cost of these projects. The sovereign share of a supports comes from a Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). Statewide, FEMA, by a HMGP, has saved 51 propagandize protected bedrooms in Mississippi. The extend is supposing to states to revoke a detriment of life and skill after disasters.

A National Institute of Building Sciences news found that on average, each $1 spent on federally saved jeopardy slackening grants saves $6 in destiny disaster costs.

Source: Federal Emergency Management Agency