Here are Monroe County's current public announcements:
Dec. 7, 2018: Monroe County Application for FEMA and FDEM Grant Funding for Pre-Disaster Mitigation Program
The Federal Emergency Management Agency and Florida Division of Emergency Management have received the following application for Federal grant funding. Final notice is hereby given of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) consideration to provide funding in the form of a Pre-Disaster Mitigation Program Grant.
Under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), federal actions must be reviewed and evaluated for feasible alternatives and for social, economic, historic, environmental, legal, and safety considerations. Under Executive Order (EO) 11988 and EO 11990 FEMA is required to consider alternatives to and to provide public notice of any proposed actions in or affecting floodplains or wetlands. EO 12898 also requires FEMA to provide the opportunity for public participation in the planning process and to consider potential impacts to minority or low-income populations.
Funding for the proposed project will be conditional upon compliance with all applicable federal, tribal, state and local laws, regulations, floodplain standards, permit requirements and conditions.
MONROE COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
PDM-FL-2019- 064 Monroe County Florida f/b/o Guidance Care Center - Emergency Generator
Location of Proposed Work:
The area affected by this project consists of homes in the following locations:
3000 41st Street Ocean, Marathon, FL 33050
Proposed Work and Purpose:
The scope of work for this project consists of replacing the current inoperable Guidance Care Center Generator located at 3000 41st St, Marathon, FL 33050. The project will include the installation of a new 125kW diesel-fired generator system to power the facility during a power outage and/or severe weather-related events. Completion of this mitigation activity will allow the care center to remain operational during future storms in order to provide services and support to immediate community and close by cities, including operating an intermediate shelter for displaced residents in a post-hurricane situation.
The alternatives to the project that have been and will be considered are 1) the no action alternative and 2) identify other feasible alternative (relocation, acquisition/demolition, etc.). These alternatives to the proposed project are not viable because under Alternative 1 (No action) The needs of the community would not be served;
and Alternative 2) Solar Panels, or an array of solar panels, was considered, but the amount of panel surface area, along with the risk to those panels in the high-hazard [wind] zone of the Florida Keys, made this alternative less attractive than an in-kind generator replacement.
Comments are solicited from the public; local, state or federal agencies; and other interested parties in order to consider and evaluate the impacts of the proposed project. The comments should be made in writing and addressed to the Florida Division of Emergency Management, Mitigation, 2555 Shumard Oak Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32399-2100. These are due within 15 days of this notice. The State will forward comments to applicable regulatory agencies as needed. Interested persons may submit comments, obtain more detailed information about the proposed action, or request a copy of the findings by contacting:
Local Contact/Title: Jeff Manning, Sr Emergency Management Planner (305) (289-6325)
Agency: Monroe County Emergency Management Manningfirstname.lastname@example.org
Teresa Sanders, State Environmental Specialist (850) 815-4521
Florida Division of Emergency Management Teresa.Sanders@em.myflorida.com