FEMA funds help Ike-damaged museum in Galveston

FEMA funds help Ike-damaged museum in Galveston

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NASSAU BAY, TX - SEPTEMBER 13: David Jet kayaks around damaged boats September 13, 2008 in Nassau Bay, Texas. High winds from Hurricane Ike caused widespread damage in the area. (Photo by Dave Einsel/Getty Images)

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by The Associated Press

The Associated Press

Posted on March 11, 2014 at 9:29 AM

GALVESTON, Texas -- A Southeast Texas flight museum battered in 2008 by Hurricane Ike will get a new home with help from a $7.6 million government grant.
    
The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Monday announced the funding to relocate the Lone Star Flight Museum in Galveston to Ellington Airport in Houston.
    
The Lone Star Flight Museum suffered more than $20 million in damage during Ike, which slammed Galveston in September 2008.
    
The FEMA grant will be added to private funds in the continuing campaign to raise $25 million for the move from Scholes International Airport. The museum is also home to the Texas Aviation Hall of Fame.
    
Relocation plans include a 125,000-square-foot building with hangar space, an auditorium, an exhibit hall, a library, a gift shop and a cafeteria.

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