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Port of Corpus Christi to receive FEMA funds for repairs

Posted at 10:01 AM, Jul 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-02 11:01:09-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS — Port officials say the Port of Corpus Christi will receive more funding from the Federal Emergency Management Administration for Hurricane Harvey repairs.

The more than $2.5 million in grant funding derives from federal awards for the State of Texas under the Stafford Act.

A news release from Port officials states, "FEMA’s grant will fund nearly $2.5 million of the project costs, with the Port responsible for $280,000."

Oil Docks 1 and 2, and for Nueces Bay Shoreline was damaged during Hurricane Harvey in 2017. The funds will help to repair those damages.

“Even though it has been three years since Hurricane Harvey ravaged the Coastal Bend region, recovery is ongoing in our region and other parts of the state,” said Charles W. Zahn, Port of Corpus Christi Commission Chairman. “This funding is a crucial part of making sure that recovery continues unimpeded and with the full support of the federal government.”