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FEMA funding to repair Canopy Oaks Park from damage by Hurricane Michael

Posted at 5:12 PM, Sep 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-27 17:12:34-04

LEON COUNTY, Fla. — The next time you head to Canopy Oaks Park you may notice a new scoreboard.

That's all thanks to a FEMA grant for more than $40,000 in Public Assistance Grants, to make repairs from damage by Hurricane Michael.

The money will be used to replace the pavilions, scoreboards, and perimeter fencing.

"Hurricane Michael when it brought storm winds for more than 12 hours had damaged 1,200 homes, but had also left damage to some Leon County facilities like J. Lee Vause Park and Canopy Oaks Park," said Matthew Cavell, Assistant to Leon County Administrator.

The City of Quincy was also awarded more than $13,000 to make repairs at Tanyard Creek Park.