Hurricane Matthew debris cleanup costs for Brevard County
Brevard County will be paying about 12 million to contractors who hauled away debris from Hurricane Matthew.
The two month long debris cleanup ended with 820,854 cubic years of material.
That is more than 2 1/2 times the amount of debris that was estimated to be produced by the storm.
About 90% of that was vegetation with the remainder being construction and demolition debris like fences and docks.
The county hopes to get most of the costs reimbursed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency-
For declared emergencies FEMA would pay about 75% of the costs while the state would add another 12.5 %- which would leave Brevard county on the hook for only $1.5 million on the $12 million total cost.
For now the yard waste is being stored in six sites in the county waiting to be turned into mulch.