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Tens of thousands of Floridians received hurricane assistance from FEMA after back-to-back storms

2022 US Weather Disasters
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Debris surrounds damaged homes in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, Sept. 29, 2022, in Fort Myers Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

FEMA has helped 67,000 Florida families with their housing needs after Hurricane Ian.

The agency provided the majority of these households with rental assistance or money for basic storm-related repairs. Others were able to stay in hotels temporarily courtesy of FEMA.

In total, the US government has poured some $5.2 billion into Florida following the hurricane that hit in late September.

An additional $19.8 million has helped support Hurricane Nicole victims in the state.

The Sunshine State was hit by two back-to-back hurricanes this fall, causing death and destruction of homes and other properties. To apply for disaster assistance, click here.

Danielle Prieur is a general assignment reporter at WMFE. You can hear her reporting on a daily basis on the station. She also fills-in as a host during the morning and afternoon drive times. Her reporting has been featured on NPR, Marketplace, Here & Now, and Vox. Danielle is originally from Rochester Hills, Michigan and is a graduate of both the University of Michigan and Northwestern University. In her free time, she enjoys playing her guitar, writing fiction, and cooking.
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