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FEMA approves $1.4 Million for 2014 flood recovery in Florida panhandle

(image: MGN) FEMA approves $1.4 Million for 2014 flood recovery in Florida panhandle

FEMA has approved more than $1.4 million to reimburse Pensacola State College for repairs to buildings on the campus and to replace contents damaged during the Spring 2014 severe storms and flooding.

The $1,410,531 grant amounts to 75 percent of the total cost of the repairs. The remainder will come from non-federal sources.

This grant is funded through FEMA’s Public Assistance Grant program which reimburses communities for costs incurred during recovery from a disaster.

FEMA obligated this funding directly to the Florida Division of Emergency Management. Following the state's review process and upon receipt of appropriate documentation, the award will be provided on a reimbursable basis.

Nine Northwestern Florida counties were designated under the Presidential declaration due to the damage caused by the 2014 severe storms. To date, FEMA has approved more than $136 million for the state under the Public Assistance program as a result of damage from the storms.

Additional information about FEMA’s Public Assistance program can be found at https://www.fema.gov/public-assistance-local-state-tribal-and-non-profit.

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