Diaz-Balart: Miami Springs Awarded $1.9 Million Through FEMA, Urges Continued Reimbursements
WASHINGTON – Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) issued the following statement after the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) announced it had awarded funding to the City of Miami Springs through its Public Assistance program. The total cost of the debris clean up project is $2.15 million, and through FEMA’s PA program, the agency will reimburse 90%, or $1.93 million.
“I am pleased Miami Springs was awarded this money to help with the cost-share of clean up after Hurricane Irma. Irma left behind a trail of debris across the Sunshine State, leaving many localities to bear the expense of getting their roads back to a safe, operational condition. From my meetings with local elected officials throughout the 25th District over the last year, we all agreed that FEMA is taking too long to provide these reimbursements. I am glad to see that FEMA is starting to roll out these payments, and I will continue to pressure the agency to finish reimbursing all affected communities in Southern Florida.”