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.