Washington D.C. — U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) applauded President Donald Trump’s decision to issue a major disaster declaration for the State of Florida following Hurricane Dorian.
Broadcast quality video of Senator Rubio on this announcement can be found here.
“Within the past three years, Florida has been directly impacted by several hurricanes that have caused severe financial and physical damage to our communities,” Rubio said. “While Florida was fortunate that the path of Hurricane Dorian veered away from the peninsula of Florida, our communities heeded FEMA’s advice and incurred significant costs making the necessary preparations, and our beaches still experienced damages from the effects of Dorian. This assistance will further help to assist local communities and prepare for future storms.”
On September 5th, Senator Rubio urged the President to approve Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ request to amend the Emergency Declaration to allow for Category B reimbursement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which allows for expenses related to shelters, removal of health and safety hazards, evacuation measures, etc.