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Hurricane Ian made landfall near Cayo Costa, Florida as a Category 4 major hurricane on September 28, 2022, resulting in catastrophic damage along its path through Florida. The state, its residents, and local governments are in need of immediate assistance to begin the long road to recovery. 
 
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) released details of an initial $33 billion major disaster supplemental spending measure. Rubio also wrote to each of the federal agency heads requesting disaster assessment needs.

  • “The strength and resilience of Floridians are inspiring, but we have a long recovery ahead. Given the scale and scope of the disaster – by some measures the fifth strongest hurricane to ever hit the United States – the federal government has an important role to play in facilitating Florida’s recovery. I plan to make sure our state receives the emergency relief it needs to fully rebuild.” — Senator Rubio
 
Want more? Read Rubio’s Hurricane Ian emergency supplemental appropriations request.
 
Since Hurricane Ian made landfall, Rubio has visited officials, first responders, and survivors in Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Lee, Hardee, Seminole, and Volusia. His office helped 2,450 Floridians with FEMA registrations and continues to host FEMA registration events in impacted counties.