GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Memorial Hospital in Gulfport is getting more than $2 million to expand its electrical generator capacity ahead of hurricane season.
Senator Thad Cochran on Thursday announced the $2,393,431 FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant. The money will be help pay for the installation of two 2,250 kilowatt bi-fuel system generators to help provide the facility with a more reliable electricity supply.
"Gulfport Memorial Hospital provides valuable, life-saving services to men, women, and children throughout south Mississippi. It is good that the federal government is making a major investment to increase its capacity to serve patients," said Cochran, who serves on the Senate appropriations subcommittee with jurisdiction over FEMA.
The FEMA grant will cover 75 percent of the $3.1 million cost of the project.