FDOT to get $9.8 million to clean up Hurricane Michael debris in Jackson County

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Jackson County will be getting more money to help pay for debris clean up.

Governor Ron DeSantis said the Florida Department of Transportation will get $9.8 million from FEMA to reimburse the cost of debris clean up in Jackson County. This after President Trump's announcement to federally fund 100 percent of the first 45 days of Hurricane Michael recovery.

Governor DeSantis says this is the first FDOT project reimbursed under the expedited FEMA reimbursement process. This means the state is saving nearly $2.5 million in tax payer dollars.

“Under my watch, and thanks to the President, those impacted by Hurricane Michael will not be forgotten," Governor DeSantis. "I’m proud of the work our state continues to do for the people of Northwest Florida.”

FDOT has removed the 18 million cubic yards of debris as of now from both state and local roadways in eight counties. Governor DeSantis says this money will help FDOT serve Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty, Wakulla, and Washington.

Read the original version of this article at wjhg.com.