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Gov. Rick Scott announces $15.8 million restoration project to help with Hurricane Matthew damage

Announcement will help St. Johns, Flagler, Volusia and Brevard Counties

FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. – Beaches, roadways and businesses that sustained damage from Hurricane Matthew will have access to funds for them to be repaired under a new executive order for emergency beach restoration projects announced on Friday.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott said that $15.8 million in state funds will be allocated for St. Johns, Flagler, Volusia and Brevard Counties to help these counties address the damage caused by the hurricane.

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“Hurricane Matthew was the most destructive storm our state has experienced in over a decade, and while communities have worked hard to rebuild, many of our beautiful beaches remain significantly damaged. Since this storm first crossed our state, we have been fully committed to using every available resource to help our families and communities recover, and we will continue to do so," Scott said.

The governor is expected to announce his $77 million budget later this month based on the assessment of hurricane damage from both Hurricane Matthew and Hermine.