Lois Frankel: FEMA Sending $7.5 Million to Palm Beach County for Hurricane Irma Costs

This week, U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-Fla., announced the federal government is sending $7.4 million to Palm Beach County to help with costs from Hurricane Irma which hit the region back in 2017.

On Tuesday, Frankel announced FEMA is sending the funds to the county and two cities located in it.

“Hurricanes wreak havoc on communities and on our local budgets,” said Frankel. “These grants will provide much-needed relief to cover the cost of essential measures taken during and after Hurricane Irma, especially at a time when local government budgets are already stretched thin due to the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Palm Beach County Schools will be getting $2,869,393 for emergency protective measures. Palm Beach County Solid Waste Authority will be getting $1,722,804 for administrative costs.

Lake Worth is penciled in for $1,663,132 for utility repairs. Boca Raton will get $1,133,875 for emergency protective measures.

First elected to Congress in 2012, Frankel sits on the U.S. House Appropriations Committee.

 

Reach Kevin Derby at kevin.derby@floridadaily.com.

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