Governor Ron DeSantis announced $100 million for beach recovery following Hurricanes Ian and Nicole. This award is in addition to the $20 million awarded in November 2022 to help local governments address erosion concerns while other assessments were ongoing to help inform long-term opportunities for assistance. The impacts of Hurricane Nicole on coastal communities exacerbated the impacts that Hurricane Ian had on the same areas. In September, Hurricane Ian made landfall at Cayo Costa in Lee County, then traveled across the state. When Ian exited the Florida peninsula in Volusia County as a tropical storm, it quickly strengthened to a Category 1 hurricane just offshore of Volusia and Flagler counties, causing heavy beach and dune erosion.
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