(Washington, DC) -- The state of Florida is eligible for additional disaster assistance from Uncle Sam. FEMA announced yesterday that federal funding for debris removal following Hurricane Irma has been increased. Under the major disaster declaration issued for Florida on September 10th, the feds were picking up the tab for 75-percent of the cost of debris removal. That has now been increased to 90-percent.
Florida's attorney general is taking action against three companies contracted to remove debris following Hurricane Irma.
Yesterday, Pam Bondi issued subpoenas as part of an ongoing investigation. She called sitting debris a health and safety hazard that needs to be removed as soon as possible.
Bondi said that, instead of doing their jobs and helping Floridians recover, apparently some contractors are delaying the work or requesting higher rates.