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FEMA approves more than $20 million for Hurricane Michael recovery expenses

PANAMA CITY, Fla. FEMA has approved more than $20 million for the state of Florida to reimburse the city of Parker and Talquin Electric Cooperative, Inc. for Hurricane Michael recovery work.

 

FEMA Issues Public Notice

ATLANTA – A public notice is now available that addresses the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s intention to reimburse eligible applicants for costs to repair or replace facilities damaged by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding in South Carolina from Feb. 6 – 13, under disaster declaration DR-4479-SC.

FEMA approves additional $9.4 million for FDOT Hurricane Michael debris removal expenses

PANAMA CITY, Fla. FEMA has approved $9,369,137 to reimburse the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) for debris removal activities following Hurricane Michael.

 

The funds will reimburse FDOT for debris cleanup activities throughout Gulf County. Work completed includes collection and disposal of 541,453 cubic yards of vegetative debris and 147,210 cubic yards of construction and demolition debris.

FEMA approves $1.6 million for Chattahoochee Hurricane Michael expenses

PANAMA CITY, Fla. FEMA has approved $1,568,430 for the state of Florida to reimburse the city of Chattahoochee for electric grid repair costs following Hurricane Michael.

 

FEMA approves additional $34 million for Florida Division of Emergency Management

PANAMA CITY, Fla. — FEMA has approved $34,010,998 to reimburse the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) for the costs of emergency protective measures taken following Hurricane Michael.

FEMA funds will reimburse FDEM for actions to remove the immediate threat to public health and safety, such as debris clearance from roads throughout disaster areas, as well as providing emergency operations centers in Orlando and Tallahassee following the October 2018 storm.

FEMA Reimbursements Top $1 Million to Florida Communities for Dorian Recovery

ORLANDO, Fla. – Nearly seven months after Hurricane Dorian swept north along the east coast of the Sunshine State, federal funding approved to help communities defray response and infrastructure repair costs has topped $1 million. 

 

Tennessee Disaster Survivors Have One Month Remaining to Register for Assistance

NASHVILLE – Tennessee disaster survivors have until May 4, 2020 to register with FEMA for assistance. To date, more than $7.5 million in federal assistance has been approved for homeowners, renters and businesses recovering from the March 3 tornadoes.

FEMA Disaster Grants Won’t Affect Social Security or Other Benefits

 

NASHVILLE – Applying for federal disaster assistance from FEMA will not affect other federal benefits that Tennessee disaster survivors may receive.

Residents in Davidson, Putnam and Wilson counties who register with FEMA may have questions about whether funds from FEMA might cause them to lose other federal payments to which they are entitled.

Understanding Your FEMA Letter

NASHVILLE – Tennessee residents who applied for assistance from FEMA after sustaining damage in the March 3 severe storms and tornadoes will receive a letter from FEMA in the mail or via email.

The letter will explain the application status and how to respond. It is important to read the letter carefully as it will include the amount of any assistance FEMA may provide and information on the appropriate use of disaster assistance funds.

Benton, Carroll, Smith Counties Eligible for FEMA Public Assistance

NASHVILLE – Federal assistance has been extended to three more Tennessee counties hit by the March 3 tornadoes and storms, covering eligible disaster-related expenses and the repair or rebuilding of critical infrastructure.