Graham Asks Feds To Add Other Hermine-Affected Areas To Disaster Declaration

Sep 29, 2016

Congresswoman Gwen Graham (D-FL)
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North Florida Congresswoman Gwen Graham is asking federal officials to expand President Barack Obama’s disaster declaration for Florida counties affected by Hurricane Hermine.

Wednesday, President Obama issued a major disaster declaration in Florida, and federal funds were made available for individuals in seven counties—including Leon.

But, U.S. Rep. Graham (D-FL) says she feels a few counties were left out: Franklin, Taylor, and Wakulla. And, she hopes the Federal Emergency Management agency expedites her request.

Currently, those counties are eligible to get money for their governments and non-profit organizations.

FEMA has said they are continuing to assess the damage and more counties may be added to the declaration.

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