Uncle Sam has a gift ready for a few South Florida residents. Broward and Palm Beach counties each have more than $2 million in federal funding to strengthen homes against hurricanes.
The funds, which are reserved for lower-income residents, will be used in Broward to strengthen homes for high winds and in Palm Beach to repair homes destroyed by Hurricane Wilma in 2005. Homeowners would have to repay the grants should they sell their repaired home within 10 years. [Sun Sentinel]