While speaking at a press conference, Governor Ron DeSantis, a Republican from Florida, confirmed that President Biden granted major disaster declaration for nine Florida counties. This declaration by President Biden allows the individuals from the nine counties to seek individual assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, also known as FEMA.
DESANTIS: “We have received a major disaster declaration for nine counties, but we do expect more. I just spoke with the President this morning and he offered support. I told them the thanks for this but because the storm has moved inland and caused a lot of potential damage in the center part of our state that we were going to be asking for those counties to be expanded and included there, but for now, we have approval for Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Hardee, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Pinellas, and Sarasota, that will allow individuals Floridians to seek individual assistance from FEMA.”