This is a new and important topic for those of us interested in the recovery phase. Your comments are invited.
From a FL newspaper, see this article: FEMA money keeps many Florida counties afloat.
This article references a Bloomberg News article from a month ago, which was titled:
The Areas America Could Abandon First. Some excerpts:
You could drive a shrimp boat 1,300 miles along the Gulf Coast from Corpus Christi to Fort Myers and not pass a single county or parish that voted against Donald Trump. The cities and towns along that shoreline had better hope he remembers their support: Without increasing levels of federal spending, climate change could push parts of them out of existence.
So far this year, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has spent $1.1 billion on what are called Individual Assistance payments, which help households recover from natural disasters. There are no limits on the number of times a household can apply, so the program isn’t just a safety net; for some people, it’s effectively a subsidy to live in areas that are especially vulnerable to hurricanes, floods and storm surges.