Gov. Ron DeSantis Announces Federal Cost Share Increase for Hurricane Irma

                      August 19th, 2019

Gov. Ron DeSantis, alongside state leaders, made a major announcement today at the Lee County Emergency Operations Center, moving to obtain reimbursement from the federal government for Hurricane Irma expenses.

On Monday, DeSantis announced that Hurricane Irma costs in Florida have reached $2.63 billion, triggering an increase in the federal cost share from 75 percent to 90 percent.

Along with this announcement, Governor DeSantis submitted a letter to President Donald Trump officially requesting this increase in the federal cost share, which will save the state and local governments more than $160 million.

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