[Preservenw] FEMA Awards Evergreen State College Over $1 Million
For Seismic Retrofits
menges at u.washington.edu
Wed Sep 8 13:13:25 PDT 2010
FEMA Awards Evergreen State College Over $1 Million For Seismic Retrofits
Release Date: September 8, 2010
Release Number: R10-10-035
2010 Region X News Releases
SEATTLE, Wash. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Securitys Federal
Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has obligated $1,092,347 in Hazard
Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funding to the state of Washington for
seismic retrofitting of the Evergreen State Colleges Dormitory Residence
The dormitory houses 173 students during the school year, as well as the
colleges Residential and Dining Services administration. During summer
months, Resident Hall A is host to conference participants and summer
According to FEMA Regional Administrator Ken Murphy, the seismic retrofit
project will bring the facility up to current seismic code. At ten
stories, Residence Hall A is the tallest building on campus, said Murphy.
This seismic reinforcement will enhance occupant safety in the event of a
Its very satisfying when projects of this nature get funded, said Jim
Mullen, director of the Washington Emergency Management Division (WEMD).
We are number two among the states in earthquake risk, and this work is
one more step toward enhancing life safety for our citizens.
FEMA is contributing 75 percent of the $1,456,463 total project cost,
while WEMD, which administers the program in Washington State, is
providing the remaining 25 percent. The HMGP provides funding for
cost-effective projects designed to prevent damage and injuries in future
FEMAs mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure
that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our
capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and
mitigate all hazards.
Last Modified: Wednesday, 08-Sep-2010 14:03:36
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