FEMA awards Galveston $8M for pump

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GALVESTON, Texas - The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Wednesday awarded more than $8 million to the state of Texas for improvements to a potable water pump in Galveston.

FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Grant Program will pay for 75 percent of the $10.8 million project.

The water pump station, located on 59th Street, will be demolished, replaced, elevated and hardened. The retrofit of the facility is designed to withstand a 500-year flood and extreme winds.

Click here to learn more about FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.

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