Akron, Ohio (PRWEB) September 24, 2012
Survive-a-Storm Shelters reminds Ohio residents that deadline to take advantage of Ohio Storm Shelter Grant Program administered by The Ohio Emergency Management Agency is October 1 at 5 PM. All online applications for the grant program must be completed by this time.
The Ohio EMA announced several months ago that it will be funding the installation of FEMA 320 and 361 safe rooms (also known as tornado shelters) for Ohio residents. The program will provide reimbursement for 87.5% of the cost of installing a shelter up to a maximum of $6,000.
The Ohio EMA has launched a website to allow interested residents to add their name to a list. A random drawing will be held to determine who will receive assistance under the program. The deadline to sign up is 5 PM on October 1, 2012. Those whose names are selected at random will be notified by October 5, 2012.
A number of conditions and restrictions apply, so anyone interested in the program is encouraged to visit the Ohio Emergency Management Agency's website for complete rules and instructions.
According to Matt Williams, Vice President of Government Affairs for Survive-a-Storm Shelters, "Survive-a-Storm Shelters has been fielding quite a few phone calls over the past few weeks from applicants looking for a manufacturer. Our company has a long history of building wind rated structures for organizations like FEMA, and we even hold a current and active $153 million contract with the Department of Homeland Security. We've built hundreds of above and below ground storm shelters throughout the United States in the past year, and we are standing by to provide advice and direction to grant applicants as they seek vendors for this exciting program."
Survive-a-Storm Shelters offers temporary financing options to assist those who might otherwise not be able to afford the initial upfront cost of installing their shelter, as the program requires that the homeowner pay the entire cost of their shelter and then be reimbursed by the state.
Any community or organization wishing to arrange a storm shelter demonstration should contact Matt Williams at 229-226-0911.
Survive-a-Storm Shelters is a division of Harbor Enterprises, LLC, a Georgia based manufacturer of steel storm shelters, disaster housing, and EPA SmartWay Verified aerodynamic trailer side skirts. Harbor Enterprises and its affiliated companies have completed over $60 million in FEMA funded projects over the last decade and currently holds a $153 million contract with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and FEMA to build disaster housing.