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FEMA Approves $2.1 Million for Miami Springs Community Hurricane Irma Expenses

Release date: 
September 13, 2018
Release Number: 
NR 220

ORLANDO, Fla. – FEMA has approved $2,149,809 to help Miami Springs with Hurricane Irma-related expenses.

The September 2017 storm deposited thousands of cubic yards of vegetative and other debris along public rights of way throughout the Miami Springs-based Country Club Estates, posing a threat to public safety.

FEMA’s Public Assistance 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 will pay $1,934,828 or 90 percent of the total costs of this project. The federal portion is paid directly to the state, which disburses funds to the agencies, local governments and nonprofit organizations that incurred costs.

The Public Assistance program is available in all 67 Florida counties through the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Irma. More than 1,000 government entities and nonprofits across Florida are seeking PA reimbursement for Hurricane Irma.

For more Hurricane Irma recovery information, visit

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Last Updated: 
September 13, 2018 - 11:26