DeSantis made his announcement in Panama City on the anniversary of Michael devastating the area with Category 5 winds. He said he will also ask the Legislature to approve another $2 million for the recovery fund.
DeSantis also said he is awarding the area the first grant from a new economic development fund. The $2.6 million will be used to build two new roads and underground utilities to help develop new housing. Thousands are still homeless a year after the storm.
The announcement was one of several events DeSantis was holding in the area, concluding with a community rally at a high school football stadium.
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