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FEMA approves $48.8 million for Hurricane Michael debris removal projects

The money will reimburse the city for its debris clean up since Hurricane Michael. (Carmen Fleischmann)
The money will reimburse the city for its debris clean up since Hurricane Michael. (Carmen Fleischmann)(WJHG)
Published: Apr. 14, 2020 at 4:06 PM CDT
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FEMA has approved more than $48 million for Panama City's Hurricane Michael debris removal.

FEMA announced Tuesday it had approved $48,827,629 for the State of Florida to reimburse Panama City for debris removal costs following Hurricane Michael.

The money will reimburse the city for clean up of 1,190,800 cubic yards of vegetative debris and 1,105,132 cubic yards of construction and demolition debris. FEMA says the city also removed 9,858 handing limbs and 10,696 damaged, leaning trees that posed a threat to public health and safety.

FEMA says it has already approved $26.3 million for Panama City's Hurricane Michael-related expenses bringing the total to more than $75.1 million.

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