- Associated Press - Friday, March 18, 2016

HOUMA, La. (AP) - Architects are redesigning Terrebonne Parish’s safe room on Houma’s east side to meet new federal requirements.

The Courier reports (http://bit.ly/1R87DfQ) the building, which is expected to withstand winds from a Category 5 hurricane and will provide a base of operations for essential personnel in disaster situations.

The east side safe room will be about 1,500 square feet and will hold roughly 60 emergency and essential personnel. Federal Emergency Management Agency will pay 75 percent of the undetermined project budget.

Once the designs are approved, the construction contract will go out for bid.

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Information from: The Courier, http://www.houmatoday.com

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