Jun 26 2008

Shelby Announces Nearly $3 Million for Alabama Map Modernization

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency will award $2,785,867 to the State of Alabama to create Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRMS) for the counties of Madison, Randolph, Cullman and Baldwin.

“Accurate mapping of flood zone areas within Alabama will provide state and local agencies important information to help them prepare for flood emergencies,” said Shelby.  “This grant will help our state and local governments stay informed of developments in Flood Hazard Mapping so that we can effectively respond to this type of natural disaster.”

This funding is in addition to the regular FY2008 Map Modernization funding in the amount of $4,143,000 for the State. This proposed project provides funding for the Cooperating Technical Partner in support of the floodplain mapping program.