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Rubio, Donalds Request of Further FEMA Assistance in Wake of Hurricane Ian

Dec 13, 2022 | Press Releases

On September 28, 2022, Hurricane Ian made landfall on Florida’s west coast. The deadly storm devastated communities, and its effects will be felt for years.  
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and U.S. Representative Byron Donalds (R-FL), along with other members of the Florida delegation, sent a letter to President Joe Biden requesting the President approve 100 percent cost share for eligible expenses until January 19, 2023.

  • “More than two months since Ian made landfall, our communities are still reeling. Debris generated by the storm from wrecked houses and infrastructure is still piled high, stretched from southwest to northeast Florida.”
  • “Hurricane Ian also caused the catastrophic failure of numerous bridges.  The reality on the ground shows that our communities need more time.  Lee County is estimated that debris removal could cost $500 million – about half of the county’s annual operating budget.”

Want more information? Read the full letter here, click here for a full list of cosigners, and see below for a list of Rubio’s previous actions in response to Hurricane Ian.