FEMA approves $1.6 million to reimburse Leland for debris removal

FEMA approves $1.6 million to reimburse Leland for debris removal
FEMA has approved the reimbursement of more than $1.6 million to the Town of Leland for debris removal in the wake of Hurricane Florence.

LELAND, N.C. (WECT) - FEMA has approved the reimbursement of more than $1.6 million to the Town of Leland for debris removal in the wake of Hurricane Florence.

Starting on Sept. 26, 2018, the town hired contractors to remove debris from public rights of way.

The approved reimbursement covers work completed in Leland through Dec. 21, 2018.

FEMA reimburses applicants at least 75 percent of eligible costs, and the remaining 25 percent is covered by the state.

FEMA’s share for this project is $1.2 million. The federal share is paid directly to the state, which distributes funds to agencies, local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations that have incurred costs.

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