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Restore Act funds: Okaloosa County to pave vulnerable roads

September 20, 2017 ·  · Topic: BP Settlement  · Relevance: not sure

OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WEAR) — Okaloosa County decided what to do with their portion of the Restore Act funds, given to them as restitution for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Heavy rains affect the roads in northern Okaloosa County so much that barriers are pre-placed to make it easier to close down, but the problem isn’t over when it stops raining.

The receding water takes dirt with it, which pollutes the Escambia and Blackwater bays in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.County Commissioner Nathan Boyles and the rest of the county board decided to spend $500,000 they received in compensation from the […]