UTMB gets nearly $3 million from FEMA

Money will help repair Ike damage

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GALVESTON, Texas - A Galveston hospital has been awarded nearly $3 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The money will help pay for repairs to the University of Texas Medical Branch's Primary Care Pavilion in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike.

Storm surge from Hurricane Ike flooded the first floor of the Primary Care Pavilion, while high winds from the storm damaged the roof.

The money from FEMA will help prevent and reduce future damage by installing a flood wall with flood gates.

The total cost for this project is more than $10 million.

FEMA's contribution, made possible by a public assistance grant, represents a 90 percent federal cost share before any applied insurance settlements.

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