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FEMA Repairs

The extreme winter storm surge of December 2015 caused significant damage to Port of Astoria infrastructure. Tongue Point, the East and West Mooring Basins and the Central Waterfront Piers and shorelines were all affected. At the close of 2016, the Port tasked KPFF Engineers to create a scope of work to repair all the damage caused by the 2015 storm.

From the Daily Astorian, December 22, 2016:

No other entity has embraced the process more than the Port of Astoria, the largest single waterfront landowner and the agency most affected by the storm.

The 75 percent coverage from FEMA could provide the Port with millions in federal funds to help repair numerous issue throughout the central waterfront. The agency has already secured more than $1.5 million from the Oregon Department of Transportation’s Connect Oregon infrastructure grants to cover the local match.

On Tuesday, the Port commission unanimously authorized KPFF Consulting Engineers from Portland to begin assessing the damage from the storms and create an estimate to send to FEMA that could create the basis for how much the agency receives.

The damage estimate mentioned in the article above is complete. The Port is now working with KPFF Engineers, FEMA and the Oregon Office of Emergency Management (OEM) to determine what funds may be obligated for storm damage repairs. Once the obligation is determined, the Port will move forward with the design phase and then craft a Request for Proposals to help select the most qualified contractor(s) to ensure the success of the individual projects.

Next steps:

  • FEMA Obligation Determination
  • Permits
  • RFP for Engineering / Design
  • RFP for Construction

Estimated completion date: December 2018