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Commissioner requests additional financial relief from Hurricane Ivan

On Tuesday, May 20, Escambia County Commission Chairman Lumon May addressed a letter to Florida Governor Rick Scott asking for additional financial relief related to Hurricane Ivan, which struck the County in September 2004 causing approximately $226 million in damages.

Late Friday evening, Escambia County received notification that it will receive a payment from the Florida Division of Emergency Management for approximately $3,200,000 to $4,200,000 within the next week. These owed funds will assist with further relief efforts from the flooding event of April 29.

In the first letter, Commissioner May is requesting that the State of Florida's Division of Emergency Management prioritize and complete a reconciliation of all projects related to Hurricane Ivan, which struck the County in September 2004 causing approximately $226 million in damages.

Ten years later, the State of Florida still holds more than $4 million in monies owed to Escambia County. By closing out all projects related to Hurricane Ivan and releasing the funds, the County would benefit from a multi-million dollar cash flow into its general fund.