Aug 26 2003

SHELBY ANNOUNCES GULF SHORES WILL RECEIVE OVER $900,000 FROM FEMA

U. S. Sen. Richard C. Shelby (R-Ala.) announced today that the City of Gulf Shores will receive an estimated $917,882 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for construction of an emergency berm for protection of property and homes. The berm will extend along the beaches from the 2100 to the 2900 blocks of West Beach Boulevard and the Laguna Key subdivision that were heavily damaged by Tropical Storm Isidore in October, 2002.

Sen. Shelby said, “I applaud FEMA for working with Gulf Shores to put in place this important protective measure in order to protect homes and property from future storms. When treacherous storms hit towns across the country, it is important that communities can count on FEMA to assist them when necessary.”

In total, FEMA has approved $1,222,622 for federal, state and local governments to pay for this construction project in Gulf Shores.