The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $2.7 million to Orange County through the Texas Division of Emergency Management to fund a project to acquire and demolish 20 structures impacted by flooding from Hurricane Harvey that may be at risk from future flood events.
Acquiring and demolishing these properties will provide an effective, long-term solution to mitigate the risks and prevent future flood losses.
After the homes are removed, the land will be maintained as open space to reduce future flood damages in the area as a part of FEMA’s long-term commitment to help Texas and its communities recover from Harvey and to become more resilient.
The project is a part of FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) and requires a 25 percent nonfederal match.
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