Due to prime location, CCS has been chosen to partner with FEMA to construct a hurricane safe room serving first responders from Montgomery County and the surrounding region.
FEMA is providing 75% of the funds through a grant but there is still close to million dollars to be raised.
We are now moving into Phase 2!
Costs Outside of FEMA Grant
Phase 1: Building Phase - $39,000
Phase 2: Building Phase - $974,000
Phase 3: Functional Phase - $807,000
Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS A MONOLITHIC DOME?
Monolithic Domes meet FEMA standards for providing near-absolute protection and have a proven ability to survive tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, most manmade disasters, fire, termites and rot.
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE SAFE ROOM?
The safe room will accommodate nearly 700 local emergency, fire, and utilities personnel as well as residents registered on the State of Texas Emergency Assistance Registry (STEAR).
HOW WAS THIS LOCATION CHOSEN?
Location outside of but near vulnerable area: CCS is located just outside of the areas that are most vulnerable to storm surge and flooding. It is not close to any major rivers or low-lying areas that might make it susceptible to being cut-off by rising waters. It is a safe location to muster first responders and other emergency equipment that is needed in the immediate aftermath of a major storm. CCS offers close access to the major population and industrial centers of the Houston region.
HOW WILL THE SAFE ROOM BENEFIT THE COMMUNITY?
The greater Houston area can have assurance knowing first responders are collaborating and prepared to take action in the event of an emergency. Montgomery County alone has a growing population of more than 570,900 individuals and a growth rate of 10% in the last 8 years alone.
All current and future residents, business owners, and properties within Montgomery County and surrounding areas will benefit from the operations that will be conducted out of the safe room.
WHY WILL THE INSIDE BE BUILT OUT AS A GYMNASIUM?
FEMA requires that 80% of the overall floor plan be designed as an open space for it to meet the needs of the first responders. Due to this requirement it is common for these safe rooms to be outfitted as gymnasiums. The two locker rooms included in the design will provide much needed utilities to those working in the safe room during emergency use.