Kentucky Emergency Management
Kentucky Emergency Management Announces Mitigation Award for Rowan County Acquisition Project
For Immediate Release
FEMA will provide 75 percent or $1,166,141 of the project funding, the Commonwealth will provide 12 percent or $186,582 and Rowan County Fiscal Court will provide 13 percent or $202,131.
The project includes the acquisition and demolition of 32 residential structures, which were substantially damaged during the May 2010 flooding.
The majority of these structures are located in the Farmers community.
"Rowan County officials, working alongside of KYEM staff, were successful in expediting the FEMA application and approval process. As a result, we are proud to announce this project is funded a full year ahead of schedule," said Leslie Mahoney, State Hazard Mitigation Officer.
These funds were awarded through FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Grant Program under Federal Disaster 1841. Hazard mitigation is recognized as any action taken to eliminate or reduce the long-term risk to human life and property from natural and technological hazards. While preparedness and response focus primarily on reacting to a disaster itself, mitigation is a continuous activity intended to make families and communities more disaster proof.
An award briefing is scheduled to be held with Rowan County officials on Friday, Dec. 9, 2011, at 11 a.m. at the Rowan County Courthouse.
For additional information on the State Hazard Mitigation Program, visit www.kyem.ky.gov/assistance/hazardmitigation.