Trump made the announcement Wednesday while in
Debris removal and recovery costs have been close to or have exceeded annual budgets for many towns and districts. The 90/10 split will mean reduced costs for the small communities still reeling from heavy damage seven months later.
"We've been wanting some help for over 200 days. To be honest with you, I don't understand what took so long,"
Hurricane Michael made landfall near
Cathey said he is pleased Trump found a way to get a 90/10 split and the increased margin will help
"His approval of the 90/10
In April when Hurricane Michael was officially upgraded to a Category 5, state and local officials said the increased rating and resulting attention from it could help with more reimbursement.
"I'll believe it a lot better when I see it in writing," Hammond said. "I think it's fantastic for our community."
"The savings to the City of Parker will be almost
"I'm elated," Brudnicki said. "I'm sure all my cohorts in the county and sister cities are elated."
"Because of the massive damage caused by Hurricane Michael, the recovery costs are enormous," Henderson said. "The fact that our cities and the county will be responsible for 5% of the costs instead of 12.5% is a great help to our citizens."
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