Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Wednesday awarded $100 million for seaside erosion initiatives and different restoration efforts in 16 coastal counties broken by Hurricane Ian and Hurricane Nicole.
The Republican introduced the funding at a information convention in Daytona Seashore Shores, which was closely broken by the storms final 12 months.
The cash is a part of a legislative package deal authorized by state lawmakers throughout a particular session in December that targeted on property insurance coverage following the storms.
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Hurricane Ian, a Class 4 storm, made landfall in southwest Florida in late September and tore throughout the state, inflicting widespread injury. Hurricane Nicole then hit in November, making landfall on the japanese coast of Florida, slamming areas the place Ian had precipitated extreme seaside erosion simply weeks earlier.