The Harrison County School District is in their final round of the $28 million FEMA Wind Retrofit Roof Replacement Project across the district.
They are in their last round of replacements for eight campuses totally $7 million. This large roof-hardening project started about five years ago.
The FEMA grant was awarded to HCSD after damages from Hurricane Katrina. With these upgrades the roofs will be able to withstand hurricane-force winds of up to 180 miles per hour.
It also benefits the community because these buildings across the campuses can be used as last resort shelters during emergencies.
Work is underway at the eight remaining sites including the central office.
They expect everything to be completed by the end of January 2020.