The City of Callaway will receive $5.2 million from FEMA for debris removal

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CALLAWAY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Officials with Senator Marco Rubio's Office announced that FEMA will be reimbursing the City of Callaway and the City of Mexico Beach as a result of Hurricane Michael.

So far, debris cleanup costs amount to about $15 million. (WJHG/WECP)

They say FEMA reimbursements will include $5.2 million for debris removal to the City of Callaway and $1 million to Mexico Beach for the MX-1 Master Wastewater Lift Station repairs.

Callaway City Manager Eddie Cook says the money will cover Category A debris removal 45 days post-Hurricane Michael, up to March or April.

"While we're extremely excited about FEMA going ahead and pushing that money down, now it's going to be up to the state to go ahead and expedite that money to get to us, so we can start utilizing our budgets," said Cook.

Cook also said the reimbursement process has been slow-moving. Current debris cleanup costs amount to about $15 million.

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