A final contract was awarded to Siezler, Thompson, Brown Architects in the amount of $97,798 for design of a self-contained safe room. This room will provide a secure location to support recovery operations and house Parish employees and critical staff during and immediately following an emergency event. The 4,000 square foot facility at an estimated cost of $914,000 will complement the existing Emergency Operations Center and is partially funded by a Hazard Mitigation Grant. FEMA will cover 75% of the total project cost and the Parish will cover the remaining 25%. The value of the land is included in the Parish’s match.