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FEMA Approves Another Round of Hurricane Michael Recovery Reimbursements

Shawn Mulcahy
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WFSU

Communities recovering from Hurricane Michael were approved for more reimbursement dollars this week from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's public assistance grant program.

In Bay County, Chemical Addictions Recovery Effort in Panama City will get about $4 million to repair its buildings.

Bay District Schools will also get about $4 million to replace its transportation center, bringing the total the district has received in FEMA reimbursement aid since the 2018 storm to about $110 million.

Jackson Hospital in Marianna will get about a million dollars for repairs.

Gulf County will get about a million dollars to reimburse emergency management costs, bringing the county's total FEMA public assistance recovery grant funding to $25 million.

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Valerie Crowder is a freelance reporter based in Panama City, Florida. Before moving to Florida, she covered politics and education for Public Radio East in New Bern, North Carolina. While at PRE, she was also a fill-in host during All Things Considered. She got her start in public radio at WAER-FM in Syracuse, New York, where she was a part-time reporter, assistant producer and host. She has a B.A. in newspaper online journalism and political science from Syracuse University. When she’s not reporting the news, she enjoys reading classic fiction and thrillers, hiking with members of the Florida Trail Association and doing yoga.