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Congressman Bennie Thompson

Representing the District of Mississippi

Congressman Thompson Announces $55,750 Grant for Grenada Safe Room

July 19, 2017
Press Release

Congressman Thompson Announces $55,750 Grant for Grenada Safe Room


Washington – Today, Congressman Bennie G. Thompson (MS-02) announced the approval of a $55,750 Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant, being paid to the City of Grenada for phase two of the emergency safe room construction.


“As communities continue to improve their infrastructure, it is important that we include investments in safety and security,” Thompson said. “Having the appropriate structural preventions, in a region that is susceptible to storm damage, is essential to saving lives in the event of a disaster.”


Trey Baker, city manager of Grenada, is pleased to know there will be something in place to protect the city’s residents from emergency situations.


"The safe room is going to be a game changer for the City of Grenada,” Baker said. “Having a staging area for severe weather and other possible disasters in the Mondy Road area, coupled with our existing facilities makes us much better prepared to protect our citizens." 


Phase one of the safe room has already undergone completion, and the FEMA grant will be used to administer further modifications. The project is a 361 multi-purpose safe room with a total of 2,765 square feet. The safe room will be located at 260 Mondy Road, Grenada, Mississippi.