FEMA Approves $4.6 Million for Cape Coral Hurricane Irma Debris Removal Expenses

These funds will reimburse the City for a portion of the costs of collection, removal, and disposal of debris following Irma. City crews and contractors collected more than 318,000 cubic yards of vegetative debris and more than 22,000 cubic yards of construction/demolition debris following the storm.

It may be several months before the City receives the approved funds. To date, the City has received about $197,000 in reimbursements. While FEMA approved a $5.6 million reimbursement earlier this month, those funds have not been received.

FEMA Press Release:  https://www.fema.gov/news-release/2019/07/30/fema-awards-city-cape-coral-nearly-46-million-hurricane-irma-expenses