Florida Department of Military Affairs awarded $4 million from FEMA

FEMA says the Florida Department of Military helped with search and rescue efforts after Hurricane Michael. (FEMA / Andrea Booher)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - More than $4 million is coming to the Department of Military Affairs for Hurricane Michael expenses.

FEMA approved $4,033,772 to help the Florida Department of Military Affairs with reimbursement for the costs of emergency protective measures following Hurricane Michael. This grant is under FEMA's Public Assistance Program.

This FEMA money will reimburse the department for actions it took after the storm providing search and rescue efforts and aviation reconnaissance area wide for assessing damage on the ground, as well as medical care and transport for injured National Guardsmen. They also helped the Florida Department of Transportation with road clearing and supplying equipment and assessment of 26 counties for identification of logistic-staging areas.

FEMA says this is only half of the money the department will get. The other half will come when the department provides all supporting documentation for the project. The total will be $8,067,545.

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