Lt. Governor Jeanette Nunez met first with Bay County Sheriff Tommy Ford. They took an aerial tour of the area. When she was back on the ground the Lt. Governor met with leaders from the health department and then Bay Medical Center. She wrapped up things at Tyndall Air Force Base.
Her visit comes just days after Governor Ron DeSantis wrote a letter to President Trump asking the federal government to pick up a greater share of recovery costs. He wants them to pay for 9-% of the debris removal and emergency protective measures instead of the 75% they’re currently set to pay.
“It’s going to be a tremendous financial opportunity for communities that have been affected and counties that have been affected,” said Lt. Gov. Nunez. “By increasing the amount that the federal government will bear and leaving the state with that 10% which they’ll share with the locals, I think that’s going to be hundreds of millions of dollars for the communities that have been devastated and affected by Hurricane Michael.”
No word yet from the President on if that will happen, but the Lieutenant Governor says she and Governor DeSantis are committed to rebuilding the Panhandle.