Tallahassee, Fla. - Today, President Donald Trump’s Administration expanded his Major Disaster Declaration for Florida to include individual assistance for many Florida counties including Brevard, Orange, Osceola, Pasco, , Seminole, St. Johns, Sumter and Volusia counties.
This declaration authorizes federal funding to flow directly to Floridians impacted by Hurricane Irma and reimburses local communities and the state government to aid in response and recovery from Hurricane Irma.
“I am thankful that President Trump, who I’ve spoken with multiple times this week, has been 100 percent supportive of our efforts and offered every resource of the federal government. Working with local emergency management professionals and FEMA, we will make sure that no expense is spared to help families respond and recover,” Governor Rick Scott said.
The Major Disaster Declaration approved by President Trump authorizes the following:
- 100 percent federal reimbursement for thirty days in all counties for emergency protective measures, such as Emergency Operation Center costs, evacuation costs, sheltering costs, and other costs associated with emergency response. After the thirty days, the federal government will reimburse 75 percent of these costs. This includes both local and state expenses;
- 75 percent federal reimbursement for all counties for debris removal