St. Pete, Pinellas County get FEMA funding
October 11, 2019 - The Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded the city of St. Petersburg $3.8 million for debris removal from Hurricane Irma, according to an announcement from Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL). Pinellas County received two awards — $4 million for debris removal and $3.1 million for emergency protective measures. Hillsborough County received $4.9 million for debris removal. The local governments are among several in Florida that will receive a total of $143.6 million to recover from the 2017 storm, Rubio's office said.