Deutch praises FEMA decision to let Coral Springs keep $3 million from Hurricane Wilma Relief

Following the devastation of Hurricane Wilma in 2005, Coral Springs received $24.7 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help cover recovery costs. In 2012, FEMA demanded that the city repays $3 million, claiming the Agency previously overpaid. Coral Springs appealed the decision, and on Tuesday, June 13, FEMA reversed and agreed that Coral Springs would not need to repay the full $3 million.

Congressman Ted Deutch (FL-22), whose district includes the entire city of Coral Springs, issued this statement:

“It may be over a decade since Hurricane Wilma devastated our community, but the residents of Coral Springs haven’t quickly forgotten the images of debris-filled streets and structurally damaged buildings caused by the storm. The FEMA recovery funds were necessary to quickly return the city to a safe and operational state. Over the course of this lengthy appeal, my office worked with dedicated city officials to finally put this issue behind them. I’m glad this case has finally been resolved in favor of the city’s residents who had to deal with the extensive and lengthy recovery. This decision also provides financial certainty for the city.”

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