FEMA grants $1.28M to power-system repairs from Hurricane Harvey

Posted at 12:19 PM, Nov 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-28 13:54:21-05

FEMA has awarded more than $1.28 million to the Jackson Electric Cooperative to make repairs from Hurricane Harvey’s damaging winds.

Four counties will be granted funding to fix power distribution systems. The project will repair 94 poles, a dozen transformers and slew of other equipment in Brazoria, Calhoun, Jackson and Matagorda counties.

Jackson Electric Cooperative is a consumer-owned nonprofit that also serves Lavaca County.

The price tag for the repairs exceeds $1.42 million. The grant requires nonfederal contributions from the applicant totaling 10 percent of the cost.

The grant is provided by FEMA’s Public Assistance program.

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