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FEMA approves additional federal disaster assistance for Big Bend counties

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Posted at 12:47 PM, Nov 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-15 08:31:17-05

(WTXL) - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved additional Public Assistance (PA) for several Big Bend counties impacted by Hurricane Michael.  

According to a press release, Governor Rick Scott made this request to  ensure all counties impacted by Hurricane Michael are receiving the federal assistance needed to fully recover.

Please see more information on FEMA’s PA approval below:

Okaloosa and Walton counties are approved for Public Assistance categories A-G.

Franklin, Holmes, Jefferson, Leon, Madison, Taylor, Wakulla and Washington counties are approved for Public Assistance categories C-G (already designated for Individual Assistance and PA categories A and B).

For reference:

  • Category A: Debris removal
  • Category B: Emergency protective measures
  • Category C: Road Systems and Bridges
  • Category D: Water control facilities
  • Category E: Public buildings and contents
  • Category F: Public utilities
  • Category G: Parks, recreational, and other items