Coral Gables awaits reimbursement for 56 Hurricane Irma expenditures
Written by Katherine Lewin on January 25, 2019
Coral Gables currently has 56 claims of eligible expenditures worth approximately $22 million resulting from damage by Hurricane Irma. The city is still waiting on the reimbursement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), insurance companies and the state of Florida.
According to the city, about $17 million is due from FEMA, $1.5 million from the state of Florida and $2 million in insurance payments.
About $1.5 million is the city’s responsibility and includes tasks such as replanting trees and straightening leaning trees, which is funded through year-end surpluses.
The city is still in a “back and forth” with FEMA as the agency requests additional documentation from the Gables.