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After Hurricane Irma, officials approve $43.6M for Miami restoration

The bulk of the funding comes from FEMA-approved grants.

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The City of Miami is one step closer to being awarded funds to help restore countless of parks and facilities that were damaged by Hurricane Irma.

Today, the Miami City Commission approved a resolution that authorizes the city to accept $34,193,228 in grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and $9,429,373 from an insurance payout, the City of Miami reports.

The funds will go towards cleaning up areas such as Watson Island, where boat vessels destroyed by Hurricane Irma take up space in a parking lot and marina.

According to the City of Miami, police and fire-rescue departments, facilities, and parks are eligible to receive funds from the reimbursement.

Watson Island

, Miami, FL 33132