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3 more Florida counties designated for FEMA emergency help

Hurricane Hermine aftermath in Steinhatchee

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Federal assistance has been extended to three more Florida counties hit by Hurricane Hermine.

State, local and tribal governments, certain private nonprofits in Columbia, Gadsden and Hernando counties can now request funding through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's public assistance grant program.

The funds will help pay for debris removal, emergency protective measures, and the repair or rebuilding of roads, bridges, water-control facilities, buildings, equipment, utilities, parks and recreational facilities.

Alachua, Baker, Citrus, Dixie, Franklin, Gilchrist, Jefferson, Lafayette, Leon, Levy, Liberty, Madison, Manatee, Marion, Pasco, Pinellas, Sarasota, Sumter, Suwannee, Taylor, Union and Wakulla counties were previously designated for FEMA public assistance funding.