Three local governments reimbursed for Hurricane Michael recovery

FEMA will reimburse our area about $23.5 million. (ZUMA Press)
FEMA will reimburse our area about $23.5 million. (ZUMA Press)(WJHG)
Published: May. 26, 2020 at 2:41 PM CDT
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More money is coming to our area as reimbursement for Hurricane Michael projects.

FEMA announced Tuesday $23.5 million will be reimbursed to Bay County, Panama City, and Washington County for eligible costs of emergency protective measures and permanent repairs after the storm.

Bay County was reimbursed $7,140,470 after for it's work to remove the immediate threat to public health safety, such as evacuation and sheltering services, search and rescue operations, medical care and transport, temporary roof repairs, and fuel deliveries countywide.

Panama City was reimbursed $10,866,311 for repairs to the city's water and sewer lines, as well as repairs to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Gymnasium and Recreation Center.

Washington County was reimbursed $5,543,161 for repairs to damaged roads throughout the county.

These grants were funded by FEMA's Public Assistance program.

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