Yesterday, President Donald J. Trump made additional disaster assistance available to the State of Florida by authorizing an increase in the level of Federal funding for debris removal undertaken in the State of Florida as a result of Hurricane Irma.

Under the President’s major disaster declaration issued for the State of Florida on September 10, 2017, Federal funding was made available for debris removal at 75 percent of the total eligible costs.

Under the President’s order, the Federal share for debris removal, including direct Federal assistance, has been increased to 90 percent of the total eligible costs for one period of 30 consecutive days established by the State of Florida, applicable to all eligible applicants.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION MEDIA SHOULD CONTACT THE FEMA NEWS DESK AT (202) 646-3272 OR FEMA-NEWS-DESK@FEMA.DHS.GOV.

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