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FEMA Region VI Should Ensure the Cost Effectiveness of Texas Hazard Mitigation Grant Projects

Executive Summary

As a result, of three major disasters the President declared between June 2001 and January 2006 in the State of Texas, the four subgrantees listed in table 1 applied for and received HMGP grant awards from TDEM, a FEMA grantee, between January 2003 and March 2008. These grant awards were for mitigation projects that FEMA approved to (1) relocate and replace critical electrical and mechanical systems above flood elevations and protect basements with perimeter flood protection, (2) acquire and remove residential properties to mitigate future losses, (3) build residential safe rooms, and (4) construct a drainage improvement structure to mitigate future flooding losses.

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