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FEMA Awards Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection More Than $6 Million for Hurricane Irma Expenses

Orlando, Fla. – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will receive a $6,016,902 grant to help defray the costs of responding to Hurricane Irma under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.

FEMA funds will reimburse the state for the costs of removing and disposing of submerged debris from waterways statewide. Contractors working for the state removed 13,823 cubic yards of vegetative debris, 7,588 cubic yards of construction/demolition debris, and 499 cubic yards of mixed debris from public waterways.

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Author: neily.chapman

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