Federal Public Assistance has been designated for five additional Florida counties affected by recent spring flooding. Holmes, Washington, Bay, Jackson and Calhoun counties are now eligible to receive assistance to aid in repairing damage to public infrastructure.
The announcement follows the request for Public Assistance that was issued on Wednesday, June 11. Dixie and Suwannee counties were also included in the same request and are still awaiting determination.
Public Assistance was previously designated on May 14, for Escambia, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Walton counties
Public Assistance provides grant assistance for debris removal and emergency protective measures. Costs for repair, replacement, or restoration of disaster-damaged, publicly-owned facilities can also be covered under Public Assistance.
Check out this week's print edition for all the details.