Biden approves Emergency Declaration for Florida ahead of T.S. Idalia


AMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — President Joe Biden approved federal disaster assistance to the state of Florida Monday ahead of Tropical Storm Idalia’s expected landfall in northwest Florida as a dangerous category 3 hurricane.


he disaster assistance authorizes FEMA to coordinate all disaster relief efforts in Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota, Hernando, Citrus, and Hardee counties at 75% federal funding.

This morning, I spoke with Governor DeSantis to inform him that we’ve approved the Emergency Declaration for Florida as they prepare for Hurricane Idalia, and FEMA has pre-deployed personnel and assets, Biden said in a tweet.

Florida has my full

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