January 5, 2007 at 6:36 PM CST - Updated July 1 at 11:20 PM
The City of Lufkin will receive a grant of $1,072,658 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for flood control and prevention, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn announced Friday.
"Flood control and prevention is critical for the safety of our communities," Sen. Cornyn said. "I'm encouraged that Lufkin is receiving this much-needed assistance to protect against the devastation caused by future storms. And I commend the local leaders for their work to secure this funding."
The funding will be used for the Lufkin Acquisition and Demolition of 14 Structures Project, which will reduce losses due to flooding. The funds are made available by the FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program and will be distributed through the Texas Governor's Division of Emergency Management.