It’s been more than a year since Hurricane Irma ravaged parts of Southwest Florida.
On Wednesday the state began opening up centers to offer disaster relief. They’ve been given more than $1.4 billion by the federal government to help rebuild. This round of money is considered the last resort. The government uses this money once FEMA funds and insurance funds have been exhausted. The feds always wait a year before releasing it after any disaster. Florida’s Department of Economic Opportunity is setting up centers, including one at 2295 Victoria Avenue in Fort Myers.