GENEVA Co. (WDHN)—Tens of billions of dollars in recovery funding for “Hurricane Ian” in Southwest Florida appears
to be having a financial impact here in the wiregrass.

During the summer, Geneva County’s Engineer Justin Barfield said he informed the county
would receive 1-point-4 million dollars from FEMA for the repair of three wooden bridges “destroyed” by hurricane sally two years ago.

But before work could “Begin” here at “Line Bridge” outside of Samson, the feds planned to pay for
An “Endangered species” study of freshwater mussels.

Barfield says FEMA is telling him that the county is going to have to pay for that study and then
request that the government “reimburse” the county.