Aid to Local Governments after Hurricane Michael
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently announced that it will be reimbursing several Florida communities with $23.5 million in funding for all those eligible expenses related to emergency measures of protection and to permanent repairs made in the wake of Hurricane Michael. The communities served include Bay County, Panama City, and Washington County. These additional funds are sorely needed after the devastation wrought by the hurricane more than a year ago. If your home, business, or property suffered serious damage in Hurricane Michael, contact an experienced Panama City insurance claims attorney today.
The Distribution of Funds
The FEMA funds came through its Public Assistance program, and they were distributed in the following ways:
- Washington County was reimbursed $5,543,161 for the repairs it made to roads damaged by the storm throughout the county.
- Bay County was reimbursed $7,140,470 for the services it provided in helping to eliminate the storm’s immediate threat to the public’s health and safety, including services related to providing shelter, to aiding evacuation, to providing medical care and emergency transportation, to bolstering search and rescue efforts, to making temporary repairs for roofs, and to delivering fuel across the county.
- Panama City was reimbursed $10,866,311 for repairs it had to make to the water and sewer lines in the city and those for repairs made on the Martin Luther King Jr Gymnasium and Recreation Center.
Many Still in Recovery Process
Many homes and businesses were seriously damaged – or even destroyed – by Hurricane Michael, and many of those affected are still in the recovery process. The massive insurance companies involved in these claims are in the business of turning massive profits and are adept at paying as little as they can get away with in settlement claims. As a result, many of those victimized by the storm are left unsure of how best to proceed in the face of so much loss. These claims are often exceedingly complex and require the professional legal counsel of experienced insurance claims attorneys. Working closely with your dedicated insurance claims attorney will help ensure that you obtain the compensation to which you are entitled and that you need to repair or rebuild your home, business, or property.
Don’t Put Off Consulting with an Experienced Panama City Insurance Claims Attorney Today
Hurricane Michael devastated much of the Panama City area, and If your home, property, or business was affected, it’s time to seek the legal help you need. The dedicated insurance claims attorneys at Ged Lawyers, LLP, proudly serve the Panama City area and are committed to fighting for your claim’s most favorable resolution. You and your family’s health and well-being hinge on your ability to recover on your losses, and that recovery is far too important to leave to chance – or to the insurance company. Our legal team cares about you and your claim, so please do not hesitate to contact us online or call us at 850-684-4000 for more information today.