PTC gets grant to fix flooding

Thu, 09/27/2007 - 3:15pm
By: The Citizen

Will address condos at Tinsley Mill Village

Peachtree City has been slated to receive a $669,000 grant from the state to reduce flooding problems at the Tinsley Mill Village condos along Lake Peachtree, Gov. Sonny Perdue announced Wednesday.

The funds will go towards an estimated $892,000 project to improve stormwater infrastrucutre in the area. During heavy rainstorms, the area’s parking lot floods with stormwater often reaching into some condos and forcing residents to be evacuated — at times by the city’s fire department.

Tinsley Mill is located along Cherry Branch, which is a tributary of Flat Creek. Officials said the flood improvements will not only reduce the risk of flooding but also cut the number of claims to the National Flood Insurance Program.

“Repetitive flooding is a very dangerous and costly problem in Georgia for property owners and local governments alike,” said Governor Sonny Perdue. “I am pleased that a coordinated local, state and federal team approach has resulted in projects that will reduce or eliminate flood losses in these communities.”

Awarded through FEMA’s Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) program, the overall goal of these projects is to reduce or eliminate the long-term risk of damage to National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) insured structures. This is accomplished by funding cost-effective measures such as elevating, acquiring or relocating flood-prone structures.

“FEMA helps homeowners and communities make safer places by reducing the flood risk and protecting property,” said FEMA Regional Administrator Phil May. “We are happy to help Georgians make better memories.”

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