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Posted on: February 21, 2017


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 Assistance Program.


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


Project Title:

PDMC-PJ-04-FL-2016-001  Fishermen’s Community Hospital Mitigation Project


Location of Proposed Work:

The area affected by this project consists of homes in the following locations:

3301 Overseas Highway

Marathon, FL 33050


Proposed Work and Purpose:

Fishermen's Community Hospital Mitigation Project :  The scope of work for this project consists of retrofitting the Fishermen's Community Hospital building located at 3301 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050. The project will include the installation of a code compliant roof, opening protection by installing impact resistant glazing system, structural reinforcement, and the installation of a redundant generator system to power the facility during a power outage and/or severe weather-related events. Completion of these mitigation activities will allow the Hospital to remain operational during future storms in order to provide services and support to immediate community and close by cities. All installations will be in strict compliance with the Florida Building Code.


Project Alternatives:

No feasible alternatives; acquisition, demolition, relocation not possible as facility is on an island, with no suitable area to relocate to.  Demolition would have an unacceptably negative impact by leaving the community without a hospital.


Comment Period:

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, Bureau of Recovery and Mitigation, 2555 Shumard Oak Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32399-2100.  These are due within 30 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:


Jeff Manning, Senior Emergency Management Planner                                                                  (305) (289-6325)

Monroe County Emergency Management                                                


Paula Catledge, State Environmental Specialist                                      (850) 815-4575

Florida Division of Emergency Management                               


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