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After months of advocating, federal disaster relief heading to Florida

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Hurricane Irma Florida
Florida   "We have worked for months"

After months of advocating for Congress to pass disaster relief for Florida, they way is open for disaster funding for Florida, Puerto Rico, Texas and California.

Governor Rick Scott said, "For months, we have worked to ensure that Florida is provided the needed federal relief following Hurricane Irma.

"In October, I personally traveled to Washington to begin this conversation with Florida’s entire Congressional delegation, Congressional leadership and various federal officials. Today, Congress finally provided the relief we were seeking for Florida families and businesses.

"The funding provided today will help the recovery of our state’s iconic citrus industry, better prepare our communities as they continue to welcome families displaced by Hurricane Maria and aid in Puerto Rico’s recovery.

"I’ve traveled to Puerto Rico three times since the island was devastated by Maria, and Florida continues to stand with our fellow Americans."

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