NASSAU COUNTY, Fla.—The initial estimated damage to Nassau County from Hurricane Matthew is $10 million, says county Director of Emergency Management Billy Estep.
Nassau County will be one of eight Florida counties to receive federal aid dollars. That money will cover the costs of the mandatory evacuation for the county, as well as similar costs to remove the debris. A decision for additional money is still pending.
The damage from the storm was much less than expected, says Estep. Most of the damage was to private homes from trees falling on them. There are numerous power lines down. Also, the beaches had significant erosion - and that is expected to have long term adverse affects on tourism.
For cleanup, residents MUST place debris on the curb.
A Disaster Recovery Center will also be put in place this week and the location will be announced tomorrow.