Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is getting big wins for the Sunshine State.
Democrats tried to throw a monkey wrench into one of his plans.
But Ron DeSantis made one major announcement that sent Democrats into a frenzy.
Florida is rebuilding from the devastation caused by Hurricane Ian in September.
The Category Four hurricane is set to go down as one of the most destructive storms in Florida’s history.
Damages from the hurricane are projected to be as much as $70 billion.
The federal government usually steps in and helps pay for these types of rebuilding efforts.
But the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) denied a $25 million request from Florida to fund the state’s emergency housing assistance program for residents impacted by the hurricane.
FEMA claimed the request was rejected because of its “limited authority” and its “inability to confirm that authorizing this policy expansion would achieve the intended outcomes for disaster survivors.”
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis brushed off the FEMA rejection with another major victory for Floridians.
He announced that the Florida Disaster Fund raised $59.2 million for Hurricane Ian disaster relief.
The Florida Disaster Fund was established by First Lady Casey DeSantis to help raise donations for nonprofits helping with recovery efforts.
Florida gave $25 million along with another $35.2 million raised from private donors.
The state funds will be used to purchase building materials for storm damaged homes and the privately raised money will go to “verified nonprofit organizations to conduct critical temporary repairs on homes damaged by Hurricane Ian.”
The Florida Disaster Fund will also help victims with “unmet needs such as transportation, food assistance, housing aid, clothing, and household goods.”
“We are providing building materials and supporting nonprofit organizations to provide repairs so impacted residents can move back into their own homes,” DeSantis said. “Floridians are resilient, and the state stands by them every step of the way as they continue their recovery.”
At a press conference after the FEMA denial, DeSantis said “we’re not just gonna sit there and take no for an answer.”
He cut through the red tape and bureaucracy of the federal government to help Floridians recover from the aftermath of a deadly hurricane.
Casey DeSantis, who spearheaded fundraising efforts for the Florida Disaster Fund, celebrated the announcement.
“It is not a matter of if people will get back on their feet, it’s when, which is why uniting communities to reduce red tape and break down bureaucracy to provide relief to Floridians is so important,” Casey DeSantis said.
Ron DeSantis outfoxed President Joe Biden’s FEMA flunkies and delivered much-needed relief to the victims of Hurricane Ian.
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