Facilities Sustained Damage During Hurricane Sandy
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 14, 2013
CONTACT: Nathan Facey (202) 225-4146 or Steve Katich (419) 259-7500
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur (OH-9) today announced $2.9 million to replace the World War II-era Quonset huts at Camp Perry and make additional improvements to the facility, including storm drainage and sidewalks.
“We’ve been working for more than a dozen years to upgrade these facilities at Camp Perry,” said Congresswoman Kaptur, who serves on the defense subcommittee of House Appropriations.
“Camp Perry is an important facility in our overall readiness strategy and I am pleased to announce that this long-awaited project is now a reality.”
Kaptur said work will begin by the end of this month at the Ottawa County facility and is scheduled for completion in December, meaning the project will be completed prior to the 2014 National Matches.
Kaptur noted that the hutments, which were built in the 1940s, sustained significant structural and environmental damage during the storms and flooding caused by Hurricane Sandy. She said Guard officials agreed to replace the facilities after inspecting the storm damage and factoring in the cost of repair and the age of the facilities. The project will include 25,600 square feet of huts and associated services.
“I thank the Army for finding the funds needed for this major upgrade at Camp Perry,” Kaptur said, noting that funds will be redirected from projects in other parts of the country.