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FEMA reimburses $11.9 million to Tallahassee area from Hurricane Michael damage

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Posted at 3:21 PM, Dec 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-01 15:21:11-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — More than $11.9 million is being paid back to Gadsden District Schools and the city of Tallahassee for Hurricane Michael recovery work as part of a FEMA assistance program.

FEMA said Tallahassee will receive around $10.5 million for repairs to its hurricane-damaged electrical grids. The money will go to repairs to electrical poles, power lines and transformers throughout the city damaged by the hurricane.

Gadsden District Schools will also get more than $1.4 million for permanent repairs to Shanks Middle School, which includes replacing the roof, insulation, windows and lights.

FEMA will also cover the cost of other things damaged due Hurricane Michael at Shanks Middle, such as athletic equipment.

The money comes from FEMA’s Public Assistance program that aims to help communities quickly respond and recover from major disasters or emergencies.