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FEMA awards Broken Arrow grant for storm shelter rebate program

Posted: 12:32 PM, Mar 06, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-06 18:32:23Z
IMAGES: May severe storms hit Green Country

BROKEN ARROW — The City of Broken Arrow officials announced they received a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) which will offset the cost of installation of storm shelters.

Officials said the $328,000 grant was a rebate program for storm shelters, which were installed for 164 homeowners.

“This is very exciting, that we have federal tax dollars coming back into our community to help save lives,” said City Manager Michael Spurgeon. “We hope to continue participating in this program in the future to allow more residents the opportunity to take advantage of the rebate.”

Officials said over 300 applications were received and the chosen homeowners could earn up to a $2,000 rebate if they installed a safe room inside their home.

Officials said they will contact the homeowners involved in the program and they will need to attend a meeting to receive their rebate check.

Officials said two meetings will take place - March 28 and April 2 at 7 p.m. at the Public Safety Complex - but you will only need to attend one of the two meetings.

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