FEMA. Mitigation Minute for August 26, 2020. Halifax Hospital Port Orange Strengthens Emergency Power Electric System. The Halifax Hospital Port Orange was awarded $225,000 in 2017 from FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) for their Emergency Power Electric System Upgrade project. The mitigation project will enhance the electrical infrastructure to provide emergency power for certain patient care areas in the building. The project involves connecting a chiller and air-handling units to emergency backup power to avoid load shedding resulting from parallel circuits and other impacts to the operational capabilities of the hospital. Load shedding is when less vital systems are powered down to provide power to more critical systems. Upgrading the electric system will meet proper temperature control requirements to all areas of the hospital. Illustration of hospital graphic. Air Handling Unit (AHU). Distributes cool air throughout the building. Chiller. Chills water to distribute to AHUS. Of 84 medical-related HMGP projects from 2008-2018, 7 percent are utility and infrastructure protection projects totaling $6.6 million in federally obligated funds. 32 out of 84 medical-related HMGP projects between 2008 and 2018 are in Region IV, totaling $19.4 million. HMGP Projects Related to Medical Facilities by Region (2008-2018). Region one. 0. Region two. 20. Region three. 1. Region four. 32. Region five. 1. Region six. 19. Region seven. 4. Region eight. 2. Region nine. 4. Region ten. 1. Data from OpenFEMA at: https://www.fema.gov/openfema-data-page/hazard-mitigation-assistance-projects-v2. To learn more about HMGP, go to fema.gov/grants/mitigation/hazard-mitigation.


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