CLAY SCHOOLS GET $1.4 MIL FEMA GRANT TO RESTORE FOOTBALL COMPLEX

(07/12/2017)

A grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will help the Clay County High School football program continue the march to get back on its feet.

Flood water from 2016 wiped out all of the team’s equipment. The generosity of a lot of other teams from across the nation enabled them to field a team only two months after the flood.

When the fall temperature started to drop, it became apparent that the locker rooms and equipment weren’t the only casualties of the 2016 flood. Principal Melinda Isaacs says the field had also been heavily damaged from underneath.

“There was so much water it damaged all of the drains. The riverbank began to slip causing the light fixtures to slide and they’re very noticeably leaning toward the river,” she said. “The foundation of the bleachers are also exposed.”

The Clay County Board of Education worked closely with FEMA to apply for funding to make repairs and this week the agency announced $1.4 Million in funding for the project.


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