Hurricane updates planned for Houma civic center

HOUMA, La. (AP) - The Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center would be able to withstand Category 3 hurricane winds after completion of a roughly $2.2 million project the Parish Council is considering.

The Courier reports ( ) the council on Monday introduced an ordinance to upgrade center's wind tolerance to the required 130 mph for the northern part of the parish.

The proposal includes new windows and a new roof. Work is expected to begin by the end of the year.

Money from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Hazard Mitigation Grant Program will pay for 75 percent of the project, with local government picking up the rest of the cost.

Information from: The Courier,

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