Rubio, Scott Urge Biden to Declare Major Disaster for Hurricane Nicole

Government and Politics

December 7, 2022

Rubio, Scott Urge Biden to Declare Major Disaster for Hurricane Nicole

On November 10, Hurricane Nicole made landfall south of Vero Beach, Florida as a Category 1 storm. Over its course, it tragically killed five in the state and caused widespread damage. The hurricane hit just weeks after Floridians began the long recovery process following Hurricane Ian. 
U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Rick Scott (R-FL) sent a letter to President Joe Biden in support of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ request to declare a major disaster. 

-“The storm had maximum sustained winds of 75 miles per hour, leaving thousands of Floridians suffering from storm surge, beach erosion, and widespread property damage. In addition to killing five of our constituents, Hurricane Nicole has posed an extraordinary challenge to countless communities already struggling in Hurricane Ian’s wake. 

-“As such, we request that you promptly approve Governor DeSantis’ request for Individual Assistance for Brevard, Flagler, Lake, Putnam, St. Johns, and Volusia Counties; Public Assistance for Brevard, Duval, Flagler, Indian River, Martin, Nassau, Palm Beach, St. Johns, St. Lucie, and Volusia Counties; Hazard Mitigation statewide; and a designation for areas for emergency protection measures (Category B), including direct federal assistance, under the Public Assistance program for FEMA-3587-EM.”

Want more? The full text of the letter is here