Legislature prepares to budget another $700M to help with hurricane recovery

The funding will go into a bridge loan program and more catastrophe funding from the state.

The Legislature is poised to approve $700 million in additional Hurricane Ian recovery spending.

“A lot of local governments impacted by Ian and by the hurricanes last year are going to need operational funds and have a gap,” said Rep. Mike Giallombardo.

The Cape Coral Republican hails from Lee County, where Hurricane Ian made landfall on Sept. 28 last year. The bill also covers rebuilding for areas impacted by Hurricane Nicole, which struck Florida’s east coast on Nov. 7.

The House took up legislation (SB

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