FL Senators Urge Congress to Provide Additional Resources for Hurricane Recovery

On Sunday, September 10, 2017, Hurricane Irma made landfall on Cudjoe Key as a category four storm. This devastating hurricane impacted the majority of the state, prompting President Trump to approve a major disaster declaration for all 67 of Florida’s counties. Almost a month later, Floridians are still recovering, and much work remains to be done.

The letter, requesting additional funds and signed by nearly all members of the Florida Congressional Delegation, states: “Hurricane Irma caused massive damage to Florida’s agriculture community with initial total loss estimates from Florida’s Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services at $2,558,598,303 and rising.”

Rubio and Nelson continue in the letter to request funds to rebuild the states transportation infrastructure, assist in small business loans, and to help with Health and Human Resources.

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