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Wednesday, 15 May 2019 14:20

FEMA Will Repay $1.7M to Sarasota County to Remove Hurricane Rubble

(TNS) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved nearly $1.7 million to reimburse Sarasota County for the costs of debris removal from Hurricane Irma under FEMA's Public Assistance Program.

Funding for this Public Assistance project is authorized under Sections 403 of the Robert T. Stafford Act for Florida to cover Hurricane Irma-related expenses, reimbursing eligible applicants for the cost of debris removal; life-saving emergency protective measures; and the repair, replacement or restoration of disaster-damaged facilities like buildings, roads and utilities.

The money is sent to the state of Florida to assist Sarasota County with the costs of federally declared disasters or emergencies. The Florida Division of Emergency Management works with FEMA on the reimbursement. Sarasota County estimated it had more than 250,000 cubic yards of debris.