Gov. Ron DeSantis Requests Major Disaster Declaration from President Donald Trump

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includes all 67 counties

Gov. Ron DeSantis sent a letter to President Donald Trump formally requesting that he declare a Major Disaster as Florida responds to COVID-19.

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – Gov. Ron DeSantis sent a letter to President Donald Trump formally requesting that he declare a Major Disaster as Florida responds to COVID-19.

The letter requested the inclusion of the following Individual Assistance Programs in the declaration: Disaster Unemployment Assistance, Crisis Counseling, Community Disaster Loans and the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Program.

The declaration is submitted as a result of the COVID-19 response for the incident period beginning January 20, 2020, for all sixty-seven (67) counties.

In addition to the Individual Assistance Programs, the declaration requests additional resources and support from FEMA.

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