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FEMA Grant Funds Chickasaw Community Safe Room
FEMA funded public safety facility provides emergency shelter for citizens and first responders of Chickasaw, Alabama.
The $975,000 project, funded through FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), will provide a safe structure for residents and first responders. When complete the 3,200-square-
"The addition of this public safety facility will help make our citizens safer during a crisis or disaster,” said Mayor Byron Pittman.
Safe rooms such as the one built in Chickasaw serve an important role in protecting at-risk and special-needs citizens by providing a close and accessible haven when hurricanes and severe storms threaten the area. Chickasaw’s close proximity to the Gulf Coast and its vulnerability to severe storms and tornadoes make it a good place for the construction of a safe room.
For information on the city and its strategic planning projects, visit the city website at www.cityofchickasaw.org.
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