Gov. DeSantis and FDEM Announce $18.5 Million for Hurricane Relief in Bay County

Jordan Kirkland - April 19th, 2019

On Friday, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that following President Donald Trump’s commitment to federally fund 100 percent of the first 45 days of Hurricane Michael recovery, Bay County is receiving $18.5 million in hurricane recovery funding.

These funds will be used to reimburse Bay County for removing in the 45 days following Hurricane Michael’s landfall.

This is also the first Bay County project reimbursed under the Florida Division of Emergency Management’s (FDEM) expedited reimbursement process, which FDEM Director Jared Moskowitz put in place at the order of Gov. DeSantis.

Because Gov. DeSantis secuted 45 days of 100 percent federal reimbursement, the state of Florida and Bay County are saving $4.6 million in taxpayer dollars.

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