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Monroe County Electric Power Association Awarded More Than $1.5 Million

FEMA has approved $1,526,222 to reimburse the Monroe County Electric Power Association for emergency protective measures following the March 24-25, 2023, severe storms, straight-line winds and tornadoes.

Monroe County Electric Power Association is responsible for providing electrical services to its members, who suffered power outages from the storm. Poles, crossarms, switches, transformers, breakers, conductive wires, and other accessories were damaged or destroyed.

Monroe County Electric Power Association supported restoration of power to the service area:

  • 88 electric power poles replaced.
  • 22 electric transformers replaced.
  • 23 electric meters replaced.
  • 1,243 linear feet of service wire replaced.
  • 25,200 linear feet of wire repaired.

Monroe County Electric Power Association also utilized contractors and mutual aid labor:

  • 108 electric power poles replaced.
  • 26 electric transformers replaced.
  • 28 electric meters replaced.
  • 1,520 linear feet of service wire replaced.
  • 64,940 linear feet of fiber cable replaced.
  • 30,620 linear feet of wire repaired.

FEMA authorized the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) to select a 100% federal cost share period for emergency protective measures for a continuous 30-day period of the state’s choosing within the first 120 days of the event. MEMA chose March 24 to April 23, 2023. As the work costs fell within this period, the federal cost share reimbursement for this work is 100%.

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The Government Technology & Services Coalition's Homeland Security Today (HSToday) is the premier news and information resource for the homeland security community, dedicated to elevating the discussions and insights that can support a safe and secure nation. A non-profit magazine and media platform, HSToday provides readers with the whole story, placing facts and comments in context to inform debate and drive realistic solutions to some of the nation’s most vexing security challenges.

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