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Collier County Commissioners Board approve $95 million for Hurricane Ian cleanup

Posted at 5:11 AM, Oct 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-10-12 05:12:55-04

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. — Collier County Commissioners Board members approve some much-needed funds for next year’s annual budget.

95 million dollars will be used to help cover the cost of hurricane Ian's cleanup.

Not only would the money be used for debris cleanup but it would also go toward the stormwater and wastewater system in Collier County.

Commissioners also say it can be used to fix roads, bridges, parks, beaches, and county buildings.

The Collier County Sheriff's Office is getting additional funding as well.

Naples city manager Jay Boodheshwar estimates losses close to 1.5 billion dollars in the city alone and using the findings of the preliminary reports after Hurricane Ian.

Boodheshwar says “there was a significant amount of homes, in fact, an entire neighborhood was submerged with at least three feet of water. Some areas got 6-7 feet of water. I would guess it's probably hundreds of households that will have a period of time that they're not going to be able to be in their homes.”