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FEMA to reimburse $2.5 million to Jackson County for storm recovery

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Posted at 11:00 AM, Jan 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-24 11:00:20-05

JACKSON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — FEMA has approved Jackson County for $2.5 million in storm recovery cost reimbursements from Hurricane Michael's destruction.

FEMA approved an additional $2,475,836 to reimburse Jackson County for the cost of emergency protective measures taken after Hurricane Michael. The grant reimburses the county for response and recovery efforts, such as search and rescue, evacuation and sheltering, and installing emergency road signs within the county following the October 2018 storm.

The total completed project cost is nearly $3.8 million.

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