City of Miami Secures $7.3 Million Reimbursement Check from FEMA for Irma
Source: Miami Beach Times
By: Mike S. Payton
Photo credits: NOAA
On November 1st, the City of Miami announced it had secured a $7.3 million check from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which reimburses the City for funds that it expended in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in 2017.
In total, the City is seeking $8.4 million in reimbursements from FEMA related to Hurricane Irma cleanup efforts, with more than ninety percent of those dollars now obligated or received.
At the time, Hurricane Irma was the most powerful Atlantic hurricane in recorded history. The worst of Irma missed Miami, but many areas were heavily flooded by the storm surge and power was down in many neighborhoods.
According to NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), hurricanes Maria and Irma had total costs of $90 billion and $50 billion, respectively. Hurricane Maria now ranks as the third costliest weather disaster on record for the nation, and Irma ranks as the fifth costliest.
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