After Hurricane Ian, federal support nears $4 billion
FEMA says federal support is nearing $4 billion after Hurricane Ian.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency says the state of Florida has received $415 million, and individuals have gotten $833 million.
More than $1.5 billion has been paid toward national flood insurance claims. Some 45,000 flood insurance claims were filed.
The numbers illustrate the staggering scope of Hurricane Ian’s destruction in Florida.
The near-Category 5 hurricane in September pummeled southwest Florida with its high winds and storm surge, before its pounding rains left widespread flooding across central Florida.
State lawmakers gathered last week for a special legislative session, where they approved a plan for addressing sky-rocketing property insurance costs in the state.