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FEMA Should Recover $470,244 of Public Assistance Grant Funds Awarded to the City of Lake Worth, Florida - Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne

Executive Summary

As of December 13, 2011, the City received PA awards totaling $12.2 million from the Florida Division of Emergency Management (State), a FEMA grantee, for damages resulting from hurricanes Frances and Jeanne, which occurred in September 2004. The awards provided 100 percent FEMA funding for the first 72 hours of debris removal and emergency protective measures undertaken during the disaster and 90 percent funding thereafter. The awards also provided 90 percent funding for permanent repairs to buildings and other facilities. The awards consisted of 25 large projects and 62 small projects. Table 1 identifies the specifics for each disaster.

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