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FEMA reimbursing Cape Coral and Lee County for Hurricane Irma recovery

Posted at 7:24 AM, Aug 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-02 07:24:03-04

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- More money is being awarded to help Southwest Florida recover from Hurricane Irma.

FEMA is providing additional reimbursement grants to Cape Coral and Lee County totaling more than $8 million.

In Cape Coral, FEMA has approved $4.6 million in reimbursements for debris removal. City crews and contractors collected more than 318,000 cubic yards of vegetative
debris and more than 22,000 cubic yards of construction/demolition debris following the storm.

This is in addition to the $5.6 million the city was awarded by FEMA last month. The city has not yet received a majority of that money, however.

Lee County has also been awarded just over $4 million in FEMA reimbursement grant money.

The money will help with debris removal and other hurricane relief efforts.
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