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Glenview Snags $2.8 Million FEMA Grant For Stormwater Improvements

The new FEMA grant will go toward installing 3,160 linear feet of new storm sewers and one new stormwater detention basin.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA] has awarded the village of Glenview $2.784 million in funding for stormwater management system improvements, according to a press release.

“The implementation of this project will reduce flood damage to nearby homes and lessen the financial impact on individuals and the community when future flooding occurs in this area," FEMA regional administrator Andrew Velasquez III said in the release.

The new FEMA grant will go toward installing 3,160 linear feet of new storm sewers and one new stormwater detention basin, according to the release.

"Approval of this grant is good news for the Village of Glenview and its residents who have been affected by flooding many times in the past," Illinois Emergency Management Agency director Jonathon Monken said in the release. "This project will improve stormwater retention in the community, which will go a long way toward preventing flooding during heavy rainstorms in the future."

Glenview's capital projects director, Joe Kenney, recently outlined a plan for $12.5 million in stormwater improvements throughout the village over the next five years. The planned improvements come after two heavy rainstorms in April and June flooded streets and homes throughout Glenview. 

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