FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Lee County is getting nearly $17 million to help cover the costs of debris removal for Hurricane Irma.
FEMA has approved $16.9 million to reimburse the county for the collection, reduction and disposal of debris.
Between October and December of 2017, county workers and contractors gathered and hauled away 962,000 cubic yards of debris from roads and public property.
A contractor removed 178,000 cubic yards of debris from private roads.
They also removed 990 damaged trees and 10,000 hanging limbs.