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FEMA Approves $1.7 Million for Key West Hurricane Irma Recovery

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August 6, 2018
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ORLANDO, Fla. – The City of Key West will receive more than $1.7 million in federal assistance to help recover from Hurricane Irma.


FEMA funds will reimburse Key West debris removal costs following Hurricane Irma. The storm deposited more than 137,000 cubic yards of debris throughout the county. Debris was removed from 3,366 locations and transported to debris disposal sites.


FEMA’s Public Assistance program is a cost-sharing program with FEMA reimbursing applicants no less than 75 percent of eligible costs, and the remaining covered by a nonfederal source. FEMA reimbursed 90 percent of the total cost of this debris removal project.


FEMA has already approved $2.7 million in Public Assistance grants for Key West to help reimburse Hurricane Irma-related expenses.


Public Assistance was designated for all 67 Florida counties through the federal disaster declaration. FEMA and the state of Florida are working with more than 1,000 government entities and nonprofits across Florida seeking PA reimbursement for Hurricane Irma.


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Last Updated: 
August 8, 2018 - 07:40