Tuesday, August 4, 2020
The funds will reimburse FDOT for debris cleanup activities throughout Holmes County. Work completed includes collection and disposal of 56,797 cubic yards of vegetative debris. Crews also removed 3,316 hanging limbs and 209 damaged leaning trees that posed a threat to public health and safety.
Funding provides impacted families with the opportunity to rebuild, repair or replace their homes damaged by disasters, as well as providing communities the ability to prepare for future storms.
The bill, which covers Defense; Commerce, Justice, Science; Energy and Water Development; Financial Services and General Government; Labor-HHS-Education, and Transportation-HUD funding, cleared the House on a 217-197 vote as 12 Democrats joined every Republican and U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, I-Mich., in voting against it. 
U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., noted that the bill contains provisions “reducing toxic discharges from Lake Okeechobee, expediting construction of the EAA Southern Storage Reservoir and developing new technology to combat harmful algal blooms.”
Patronis’ PrepareFL.com website serves as a one-stop-shop for disaster preparedness information and tips to help Floridians ensure they are prepared to weather a storm.
The two grant recipients will be using the funding to implement enhanced nutrient removal technologies, water quality monitoring and data sharing and work to improve the relationship between environmental conditions and nutrient dynamics in Lake Okeechobee. These efforts will result in a better scientific understanding and management of nutrient conditions in Lake Okeechobee.
Vote Solar released a report detailing Florida’s reliance on natural gas, stressing that the state loses around $5 billion annually to pay to import it.
Mucarsel-Powell said the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is sending $10,664,360 in grants to repair infrastructure, wastewater treatment plants and parks damaged by Hurricane Irma which hit back in September 2017. 
By hosting the CIMAS, the university can expect an award of up to $310 million during the next five years. 
This week, U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Oreg., steered the proposal through the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee that he chairs. “This legislation provides authority for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to carry out water resources development projects and studies, as well as policy direction to the Corps for implementation of its civil works missions,” DeFazio’s office noted.