Braley Announces $40.6 Million to Help Rebuild Iowa Power Lines, Mitigate Floods PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jeff Giertz   
Monday, 19 December 2011 15:09

Grants will help recovery from 2008 flooding

 

Washington, DC – Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01) today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $40.6 million to help repair power lines damaged throughout Iowa during the 2008 flood.

The FEMA grants will help repair hundreds of miles of power lines that sustained damage in 2008 due to a series of severe storms, tornadoes and heavy rains.

“This funding will help repair and replace power lines that were damaged during the 2008 flood,” Braley said.  “Not only will these grants restore the use of these power lines and improve infrastructure, they’re an investment in future economic growth across Iowa.”

 

A list of grant beneficiaries follows:

 

FEMA Grant Funding Amount 

Recipient and Project Summary 

$3,342,559  

 

Western Iowa Power Cooperative is proposing to retrofit 56.85 miles of electrical distribution lines.  The proposed activity completion timeframe is a total of 36 months.  On March 26, 2008, a federal disaster was declared due to a series of severe storms, tornadoes, and heavy rains. Public Assistance, Individual Assistance and the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program were authorized under this declaration. 

$3,277,605  

 

Heartland Power Cooperative #1 is proposing to retrofit 117 miles of electrical distribution lines.  The proposed activity completion timeframe is a total of 36 months.  On May 26, 2008, a federal disaster was declared due to a series of severe storms, tornadoes, and heavy rains. Public Assistance, Individual Assistance and the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program were authorized under this declaration. 

$2,205,278  

 

Heartland Power Cooperative #2 is proposing to retrofit 88.5 miles of electrical distribution lines.  The proposed activity completion timeframe is a total of 36 months.  On May 26, 2008, a federal disaster was declared due to a series of severe storms, tornadoes, and heavy rains. Public Assistance, Individual Assistance and the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program were authorized under this declaration. 

$8,436,237  

 

East Central Iowa Rural Electric Cooperative is proposing to retrofit 246 miles of electrical distribution lines.  The proposed activity completion timeframe is a total of 36 months. On May 26, 2008, a federal disaster was declared due to a series of severe storms, tornadoes, and heavy rains. Public Assistance, Individual Assistance and the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program were authorized under this declaration. 

$11,061,988 

Maquoketa Valley Electric Cooperative is proposing to retrofit 165.3 miles of overhead electrical distribution lines.  The proposed activity completion timeframe is a total of 36 months.  On May 26, 2008, a federal disaster was declared due to a series of severe storms, tornadoes, and heavy rains. Public Assistance, Individual Assistance and the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program were authorized under this declaration. 

$3,994,407  

 

TIP Rural Electric Cooperative is proposing to retrofit 64.75 miles of electrical distribution lines.  The proposed activity completion timeframe is a total of 36 months.  On May 26, 2008, a federal disaster was declared due to a series of severe storms, tornadoes, and heavy rains. Public Assistance, Individual Assistance and the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program were authorized under this declaration. 

$2,305,845  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guthrie County Rural Electric Cooperative is proposing to strengthen 49.4 miles of overhead electrical distribution lines.  The proposed activity completion timeframe is a total of 36 months.  On May 26, 2008, a federal disaster was declared due to a series of severe storms, tornadoes, and heavy rains. Public Assistance, Individual Assistance and the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program were authorized under this declaration. 

$5,989,357 

City of Des Moines Acquisition. This project will acquire/demolish 61 residential flood prone properties and adjacent lots. The proposed activity completion timeframe is a total of 36 months. On March 2, 2010, a federal disaster was declared due to severe winter storms. Public Assistance and the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program were authorized under this declaration. 

 

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