Wednesday, April 24, 2024

DeSantis seeks federal aid for Fort Lauderdale flood victims


Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Saturday asked the Biden administration to declare Broward County a disaster area after record rains caused flooding earlier this month.

If approved, the declaration would make Broward residents eligible for a wide range of loans and other assistance who have suffered damage to their homes and other property. Local governments would also be eligible.

more than 2 feet Rainfall (0.6 m) fell in some parts of the county on 12 April. The once-in-1,000-year flood left up to 3 feet (0.9 m) of water in some parts of the county. According to the state, about 1,000 homes were severely damaged.

The floods also closed the airport for nearly two days. The delivery of gas to the port was also slow, Due to which there is a long line at the pump.

The Republican governor is expected to announce soon that he will seek his party’s nomination to challenge President Joe Biden in next year’s election.

Often taking digs at each other, the Democratic president and governor have seen their administrations work together in the aftermath of disasters. This includes last year’s hurricane ianwhich killed more than 140 people and left thousands homeless, and a condo tower collapse in 2021 Surfside, which killed 98.

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