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Bay County, the former Bay Medical Center, Palm Bay Prep Academy and West Florida Electric Cooperative Association Inc. will be receiving the funds.
With the help of more than $1.9 million from the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA), Washington County will acquire and demolish 20 repetitively flooded residential properties in Chipley and Vernon.
FEMA approved three grants to cover seven projects.
The bulk of the funds--$75,138,973--will go to Washington County to help nine projects to repair roads.
The funds will reimburse the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) for replacing 1,160 feet of asphalt on the two-lane road and rebuilding the shoulder, both of which were damaged by a nine-foot storm surge during the storm. The road also was damaged by Hurricane Hermine in 2016.
The funds will reimburse the hospital for the cost of rebuilding the structure in Blountstown and hardening it to mitigate damage from future storms.
While the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) issued an emergency declaration on September 16, making immediate disaster aid available, neither the president nor the U.S. Department of Agriculture have yet issued disaster declarations that make critical federal resources available for the agriculture community’s recovery.
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