Caribbean-American and other home and business owners across Florida who were impacted by Hurricane Irma could soon benefit from government aid.
The federal government on Tuesday awarded $615.9 million in aid to areas of Florida hard hit by Hurricane Irma.
Details of how homeowners might get help with new roofs, other damagers to their property, or impacted businesses might get aid remain to be seen. However, the state says it is working with an array of government officials at all levels to establish a relevant spending plan for the money.
The money is aimed at expenses that may have slipped through the cracks of private insurance and federal grants and can go toward constructing new housing and helping restore businesses.