FEMA awards Clay County $3.1 million for Irma cleanup
Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL), applauded today’s announcement that FEMA awarded more than $3.1 million for debris removal reimbursement for Clay County following Hurricane Irma.
Congressman Ted Yoho issued the following statement:
“Since Hurricane Irma battered our State and communities, our office has been working diligently to ensure recovery monies made their way to affected communities. This has not been an easy or seamless process. Often the wait for funds has resulted in communities doing a perpetual shuffle of funds to keep projects moving and facilities working. I would like to commend Marion and Clay County as well as our State partners for their efforts in continuing to pursue these funds. We look forward to additional project worksheets from Hurricane Irma being completed in the near future and the release of additional funds so that our communities can continue to rebuild.”
“Communities across Florida are still recovering from Hurricane Irma’s devastation nearly two years ago, and I am glad to see these much-needed funds heading to the Sunshine State,” U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) said.
Irma carved a deadly, destructive path through the Caribbean and Florida. It passed over Northeast Florida on Sept. 10, 2017. The massive storm was blamed for 134 deaths and $77.2 billion in damage – $50 billion in the U.S.
County residents, particularly around Middleburg, still are trying to clean up and rebuild.
“These funds are much needed and much appreciated. Clay County was hit particularly hard during Hurricane Irma and although we have overcome the majority of issues stemming from Irma, we still have outstanding issues to resolve,” said county manager Howard Wanamaker. “The continued support from our Federal and State partners makes it possible for us as a community to resume rebuilding, preparing and reinforcing for future events by replenishing our reserves.
“A big thank you to Congressman Yoho!”
Upon obligation of funds, FEMA delivers funds for these projects directly to the State.