FEMA Sending Almost $33 Million to Florida to Reimburse Hurricane Michael Costs

The Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) announced on Wednesday that it will send almost $33 million to Florida to reimburse costs associated with Hurricane Michael which hit the Sunshine State two years ago.

More than half of the funds–$16.6 million–will go to Washington County for “permanent repairs to hurricane-damaged roadways including resurfacing, embankment washout repairs, shoulder re-works and ditch cleaning.”

The Florida Department of Transportation will get more than $7.55 million to reimburse costs from cleaning up debris in Washington County.

Tallahassee will get $5.2 million for debris removal costs while Bay County will get $3.54 million for “repairs to baseball fields, soccer fields, bleachers, dugouts, scoreboards, electrical system and other facilities at the H.G. Harders Park in Panama City.”

The funds come from FEMA’s Public Assistance program.

 

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