Cleaning up Georgia's largest public beach after Hurricane Matthew has cost
Tybee Island about $3 million. The Savannah Morning News reports the local
government that runs the small seaside city detailed its costs from the
October storm in a series of departmental documents. City officials reported
repairs to fences, signs, swings and other city property cost $36,100.
Waiving permits normally required for roof and siding repairs and tree
removal is estimated to have cost $34,600. And the city dump logged more than
114 tons of hurricane debris — worth about $11,400. Diane Schleicher, Tybee
Island's city manager, said the city had enough money in reserve to pay
cleanup costs upfront. She says federal disaster aid and insurance should
reimburse the city for all but about $300,000.