Legislature sends $700M in hurricane relief to Gov. DeSantis

Another $700 million is soon on the way for communities recovering from hurricanes Ian and Nicole. The Legislature is sending a bill (SB 2B) to Gov. Ron DeSantis that would establish an emergency bridge loan fund and replenish the state’s catastrophe fund.

Rep. Mike Giallombardo, a Cape Coral Republican, carried the  measurein the House. Hurricane Ian made landfall in Lee County, his home county. He said recovery from the storm relied heavily on a fund established by the Legislature last year.

“The hurricane directly went right over my house. Myself and my family spent 12 hours in our home as a

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