Florida's recap – Highlights from around the state – September 11th
Bottom Line: Your daily recap of the some of the biggest news from around the state that impacts you in South Florida.
- Governor Ron DeSantis issued a statement that Bahamians with documentation and a place to live are welcome to stay in the state. He did state that government housing/shelters wouldn’t be used for refugees.
- Florida’s second round of relief supplies have been sent to the Bahamas. This includes $11 million worth of supplies including 10 truckloads of bottled water. Governor DeSantis has indicated that Florida is using its own hurricane supplies to provide relief to the islands and that the state will still be prepared in the event we do have a hurricane impact our state this year
- Miami-Dade received nearly $17 million in FEMA relief money related to hurricane IRMA Expenses. This after President Trump raised the federal reimbursement level for Irma related claims to 90% from 75% previously
- Additionally, The Florida Division of Emergency Management was reimbursed $5.7 million by FEMA along with the Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County being reimbursed $1.6 million. The towns of Palm Beach and Jupiter Island also were granted additional reimbursements.