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FEMA grants Lee County schools more than $3 million for Irma costs

Lee county school district
Posted at 1:46 PM, Oct 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-25 13:46:33-04

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- The Lee County School District has been awarded federal reimbursements to help cover the cost of Hurricane Irma response.

FEMA has approved $3,012,908 to the State of Florida to help the school district.

The money will reimburse them for emergency measures enacted between Sept. 4 and Oct. 3, 2017. During that time period, steps such as sandbagging were taken to protect district property prior to the storm. Afterward the school procured contractors to clean and dry out approximately 100 school campuses totaling nearly 1,000 buildings.

The school district also provided shelter for individuals and families displaced by the storm at 13 buildings.

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