Lifting Up Brazoria County
PLANET THREE ELEVATION LIFTS THE FIRST OF HUNDREDS OF HOMES EXPECTED TO BE ELEVATED IN BRAZORIA COUNTY, TEXAS
Home elevation company, Planet Three Elevation (P3), has begun work on a $60 million flood mitigation grant benefiting repetitive and severely impacted homeowners
Brazoria County, TX, February 11, 2021 – Planet Three Elevation began Wednesday, February 10th, 2021 to lift the first grant home scheduled in the first round of the area’s FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) projects to prevent future flooding risks.
Flooding caused by several severe weather events has resulted in the Brazos River repeatedly breaching its banks and flooding surrounding areas. After some of the highest flooding recorded in decades, this area required a better solution.(1) This FEMA HMGP project is one of many in Brazoria County designed to reduce the overall risk to the population and structures from future flooding events, while also reducing reliance on federal funding in future disasters. In addition, these homes will benefit from lower flood insurance premiums once the work is completed. (2)
We can’t stop the rising water, but we can safely lift your home with expertise and precision; removing it from repetitive flood loss. This is a problem Planet Three Elevation can solve. -Wayne Fairley, Planet Three CEO
In round one of the program, P3 will be responsible for elevating fourteen homes and reconstructing two others. These homes will be elevated two feet above FEMA’s base flood elevation to avoid future flooding and to provide peace of mind to the Brazoria County residents.
The home elevation grant program provides for lifting the existing home, structural support, utility restoration, stairs, and landings and may include additional elements.
The reconstructed homes will be built in place of existing structures that do not meet structural integrity criteria. Customers are allowed homes of a size roughly equivalent to their recently flooded home. Homeowners choose floor plans and finishes from P3’s model homes located at Lovell Park in Dickinson, TX. The homes are specifically engineered for flood-proof living.
About Planet Three Elevation
Planet Three Elevation is the Gulf Coast expert in home elevation, home reconstruction, and new home construction; elevating homes and businesses from 1 to 25 feet above the floodplain for over 25 years. The P3 Team has elevated over 2000 structures nationally after hurricanes and other flood events and continues to work as a contractor to private homeowners and grant home elevation projects.
About the Brazoria County Grant Home Elevation Program
FEMA awarded more than $8.9 million to Brazoria County, through the Texas Division of Emergency Management, to fund the elevation of 70 flood-prone homes as part of FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) initially with a commitment to provide additional funds in the future. This hazard mitigation project is part of FEMA’s long-term commitment to help Texas and its communities recover from Harvey and become more resilient. Learn More: FEMA awards $8.9 million to Brazoria County to elevate 70 flood-prone homes | FEMA.gov
Learn more about Planet Three Elevation at: www.p3elevation.com or contact them at: 281-826-9799