WMFE is Central Florida's primary provider of NPR programming on 90.7 FM and Classical Music on 90.7 HD2. Part of the community since 1965, WMFE focuses on providing quality national and local news and programming. We inspire and empower all Central Floridians to discover, grow and engage within and beyond their world.
CLOSEOpt Out: I already like WMFE!

Like us on Facebook!

Support for 90.7 WMFE is provided by

Florida Keys Seeking Millions From FEMA For Hurricane Damage

Image Credit: NOAA/CIRA

KEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) — County officials in the Florida Keys are looking to get federal money to reimburse them for expenses related to Hurricane Irma.

Monroe County officials traveled to Washington DC last week to meet with FEMA officials. The county has submitted about $16 million in expenses for reimbursement. So far, FEMA has approved about $3.9 million. Now the county is waiting for the state’s Department of Emergency Management to sign off.

The County has estimated a preliminary cost of $93.3 million for Hurricane Irma-related expenses. The figure does not include the airports or mitigation.

The Florida Keys sustained the heaviest damage from Irma after it struck as a Category 4, leaving parts of the island chain without power and water.


Sign Up For 90.7 WMFE's Newsletter

Catch up on the latest Central Florida news and get updates on programs, events and more.

SUBSCRIBE

WMFE Journalistic Ethics Code | Public Media Code of Integrity

TOP