More than $11.2 million going to FDOT for Hurricane Michael costs

ZUMA Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - The Florida Department of Transportation is getting money from FEMA to pay back the costs of emergency protective measures after Hurricane Michael.

The $11,264,877 is coming from FEMA's Public Assistance Program. The money will pay back FDOT for "actions it performed to remove immediate threats to public health and safety," like buying fuel and equipment for preparation, response, and recovery efforts for statewide use after Hurricane Michael.

FEMA says this is an Expedited Project, meaning 50 percent of the costs are awarded now and the other 50 when the applicant provides all supporting documentation for the project. In total, the project costs about $22,529,754.

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