More than $5 million in FEMA aid was approved for recipients across Charlotte County for Irma-related damage.
The money comes from the agency’s Individuals and Households program, which is intended for basic needs and is a supplement to disaster recovery efforts.
In Charlotte County, 14,659 people were approved for a total of $5,046,000 dollars. Across Florida, FEMA has approved more than $960 million for individuals and households, and nearly $13 million in public assistance grants.
The deadline to apply for individual disaster assistance was Nov. 24, but a spokesperson for FEMA told the Marco Island News the agency is still seeing some Irma-related registrations trickle in despite the deadline passing. The applications are not processed unless the applicant can show special circumstances for missing the deadline.