Trump declares disaster in Florida from Hurricane Sally, no individual assistance yet

Jim Little
 
| Pensacola News Journal

President Donald Trump has declared a major disaster exists in Florida from Hurricane Sally, however, the declaration from the White House contains no mention of assistance for individuals. 

The White House press release said that Trump issued a major declaration on Wednesday, unlocking Federal Emergency Management Agency aid for local governments and non-profits for emergency work and repair in Escambia County.

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The declaration also unlocked federal funding for governments and non-profits for “emergency protective measures” in Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Walton, and Washington counties.

“Damage assessments are continuing in other areas, and more areas and additional forms of assistance may be designated after the assessments are fully completed,” the White House press release said.

The News Journal has reached out to FEMA for more information.

Jim Little can be reached at jwlittle@pnj.com and 850-208-9827.

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