Focus: Emergency Preparedness

FEMA funding earthquake safety for Los Angeles hospital

January 28, 2020

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $1.7 million to ensure Good Samaritan Hospital’s Emergency Department is earthquake ready, according to an article on the STL News website.

The funds will go to non-structural bracing and anchoring of medical equipment, communications hardware, and supporting infrastructure is essential to ensure post-earthquake operations.

The hospital will install bolts, straps, anchors, hangers and similar reinforcements.

The $2.3 million project will be funded by a $1.7 million Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) award from FEMA, with non-federal sources covering the remaining $600,000.

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