The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has provided a $400,000 grant to help Tarrant County residents build tornado safe rooms.
“Historically, we have seen that safe rooms save lives,” said Tarrant County Emergency Management Coordinator Melissa Patterson. “This program will reimburse a homeowner or developer for half the cost to install an individual safe room in an existing or planned home, up to $3,000.”
The safe room program will be administered locally through the Tarrant County Emergency Management Office (TCEMO). You can view the press release here. To obtain an application, call the TCEMO at 817-884-1804. For information on safe rooms, including construction plans and specifications, go to the FEMA information website.