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Charlotte County awarded $1.3 million in FEMA emergency generator money

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Posted at 2:17 PM, Oct 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-17 14:17:02-04

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. -- Charlotte County will receive nearly $1.3 million in federal grant money to purchase 14 stationary and 10 portable emergency generators to help keep the county sewage system operational during emergencies.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) has approved $1,253,979 to help fund the installation of backup power generators throughout Charlotte County.

These generators will be used to prevent service interruptions at high-flow sewage pumping stations following severe storm events.

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