Hurricane cleanup costs rise in county along Georgia’s coast

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) – Cleanup costs keep rising in Chatham County after Hurricane Matthew slammed into the county along Georgia’s coast.

The Savannah Morning News reports that the latest estimate of the funds needed to recover from damage in unincorporated parts of the county is now more than $22.2 million.

That’s up nearly $6.6 million from the county’s last budget update Nov. 4.

Chatham County Finance Director Amy Davis said in a memo that after accounting for reimbursements from state and federal agencies, the costs to the county are estimated at just under $2 million.

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