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City of Naples gets $2.5 million in FEMA reimbursements for Hurricane Irma costs

Photos: Hurricane Irma causes destruction in Florida
Posted at 9:45 AM, Oct 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-15 09:45:57-04

NAPLES, Fla. -- The City of Naples is being reimbursed several million dollars to help pay for emergency measures during Hurricane Irma in 2017.

FEMA says they've approved $2,472,046 for the State of Florida to help the City of Naples defray the costs of responding to Hurricane Irma under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.

FEMA funds will reimburse the City of Naples for overtime for first responders and city employees and for emergency measures enacted between Sept. 4 and Oct. 3, 2017.

During that time period, an emergency operations center was set up and staffed, and steps were taken to protect public safety and to maintain city public works.

Funding for this Public Assistance (PA) project is authorized under Sections 403 of the Robert T. Stafford Act for Florida to cover Hurricane Irma-related expenses, reimbursing eligible applicants for the cost of debris removal; life-saving emergency protective measures; and the repair, replacement or restoration of disaster-damaged facilities like buildings, roads and utilities.

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