Hazard Mitigation Grants fund projects to build more resilient communities
FEMA and the state of North Carolina have approved funding of more than $1.4 million for 24 generators, which will help North Carolina communities become more resilient in the face of future storms and disasters.
Through FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), 24 generators will be purchased and installed where they are needed to support critical public infrastructure. In two locations, transfer switches will be installed, and one generator will be relocated.
The Hazard Mitigation Grant Program program provides grants for state and local governments to elevate, buy out or reconstruct homes and to strengthen public infrastructure to make communities better able to withstand future storms and disasters.
Hazard Mitigation is a cost-sharing program. FEMA provides at least 75% of costs, and the remaining 25% is covered by the state. FEMA’s share for these projects is more than $1.07 million and the state share is nearly $359,000. The federal share is paid directly to the state, which disburses funds to local governments.
Generators will be provided for these locations:
|West Bladen High School||Bladenboro||500kW generator||Emergency shelter location|
|East Bladen High School||Elizabethtown||Automatic transfer switch||Emergency shelter location|
|Town Hall / Emergency Operations Center||Calabash||Two 22kW generators||To ensure continuity of operations for town EOC|
|Public Works Building||Calabash||Relocate 20kW generator||Relocate current generator from town hall|
|Town Wastewater Plant||Creswell||40kW generator||To provide backup power|
|NC Emergency Management Eastern Branch Office||Kinston||125kW generator||To provide continuity of operations for Regional Coordination Center- East|
|Greene County Well #5||Maury||150kW generator||To provide uninterrupted power for water supply|
|Greene County Well #7||Snow Hill||150 kW generator||To provide uninterrupted power for water supply|
|Lenoir County EMS Station 7||Deep Run||45kW generator||To provide ongoing emergency medical services|
|Town Wastewater Plant||Plymouth||150kW generator||To provide backup power|
|Town Pump Station||Plymouth||45kW generator||To provide backup power|
|Hoffman Pumping Station||Rockingham||150kW generator||To ensure ongoing delivery of water|
|County pump station||Ellerbe||200kW generator||To ensure ongoing delivery of water|
|Water treatment plant||Roseboro||80kW generator||To provide backup power supply|
|Water treatment plant||Salemburg||80kW generator and automatic transfer switch||To provide uninterrupted power|
|Town Hall – Fire Department||Sandyfield||48kW generator||To provide backup power|
|Town Hall – Law Enforcement||Snow Hill||80kW generator||To ensure continuity of operations|
|Mt. Airy Rescue Squad||Mt. Airy||36kW and 22kW generators||To provide uninterrupted power for emergency medical operations|
|Tyrrell County EMS Base||Columbia||50kW generator||To provide backup power|
|Pines Elementary School||Plymouth||175kW generator||Emergency shelter location|
|Old radio station transmitter site||Plymouth||22kW generator||To provide backup power to radio transmitter|
|New radio site||Plymouth||22kW generator||Provide backup power to radio station providing emergency information to elderly population|
|Fire Department||Whiteville||125kW generator||To provide backup power|
|City Hall||Whiteville||230kW generator||To provide backup power to City Hall complex|
After each disaster event, an amount equal to 20% of the combined total provided in FEMA Individual Assistance and Public Assistance is set aside for Hazard Mitigation projects. The projects can be anywhere in the state.
For Hurricane Matthew, $90 million in federal and state funds are being invested in Hazard Mitigation projects. Last spring and summer, projects totaling $88.1 million were awarded to dozens of local governments to elevate, buyout or reconstruct 680 residential properties subject to repetitive flooding.Share: