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City Pursues Funding to Purchase Property To Eliminate Flood Problems

The City of Cuyahoga Falls announces that it in conjunction with the Ohio Emergency Management Agency (OEMA) and the Federal emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has applied for a Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Project that will allow for the purchase some properties in our City to alleviate flooding problems.

Under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), EO 11988 and EO 11990, public notice is required of any federal actions that affect floodplains or wetlands. All necessary permits will be obtained prior to construction and completion of the project. Applying for the grant is by no means a guarantee that the city will receive the grant. The entire process may take more than a year to complete.

The objectives of the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program are to prevent future losses of lives and property, to implement state or local Hazard Mitigation plans, to enable mitigation measures to be implemented during immediate recovery from disaster, and to provide funding for identified and approved hazard mitigation projects.

Eligible projects include acquisition and relocation of structures from hazard-prone areas, elevation, retrofitting such as flood proofing to protect structures from future damage and safe-rooms.

Public participation is encouraged. Interested parties and/or citizens are invited to comment on the project either in writing or by calling A/C Paul Moledor, Cuyahoga Falls Fire Department, 1924 Front Street, 330-971-8400.
Last changed 07/15/2011 - 2:48pm by petron@cityofcf