Feds to offer individual, community aid to 7 counties in wake of Hurricane Idalia

Politics aside — and despite how Gov. Ron DeSantis is seeking to send President Joe Biden back to his Delaware basement — the federal government is answering the Governor’s ask that the President declare Hurricane Idalia a major disaster in Florida.

DeSantis Wednesday sent a 15-page letter to the President asking for the official step that frees up federal money. The Thursday declaration covers a little less than ⅓ of the counties requested for the federal money.

It means communities and individuals in seven counties can get individual assistance and debris removal reimbursement. They are Citrus, Dixie, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Suwanee and

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