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President Trump approves part of Florida Disaster Declaration

Gov. DeSantis sent request earlier this week

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ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – President Donald Trump has approved part of the Florida Disaster Declaration request sent by Gov. Ron DeSantis sent the request earlier this week.

Trump approved federal funding for crisis counseling for people as part of the declaration, however, there are other resources that have yet to be approved.

Gracia B. Szczech has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in Florida, according to a FEMA news release.

The request for Disaster Unemployment Assistance, Community Disaster Loans and Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Program remain under review at this time and are not included in the declaration, according to a FEMA spokesperson.

As of Thursday, there are more than 2,300 cases of coronavirus in Florida.

On Monday, President Trump was asked how DeSantis was handling the beach situation in Florida.

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Trump said the decision at the end of the day is up to DeSantis.

“He’s done an incredible job,” Trump said.

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