First To Know WeatherHurricane Michael


FEMA awards $2 million for debris removal in Mexico Beach

mexico beach.jpg
Posted at 11:15 AM, Jan 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-02 16:15:27-04

MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (WTXL) - The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved an award of $2,081,709 to Florida to help the city of Mexico Beach remove debris left behind by Hurricane Michael.

FEMA funds will reimburse the city for the collection, reduction, disposal and site management of debris within Mexico Beach following the October 2018 storm. This is the first project approved under the Public Assistance Program for Hurricane Michael.

FEMA’s Public Assistance grant program is an essential source of funding for communities recovering from a federally declared disaster or emergency. 

FEMA’s Public Assistance program provides grants to state, tribal and local governments and certain types of private nonprofit organizations, including some houses of worship, so that communities can quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies.