President Trump approves disaster declaration in Florida following Dorian

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) – President Donald Trump has approved a disaster declaration for Florida in the wake of Hurricane Dorian.

A White House statement says the declaration means that federal funding is now available to eligible state and local governments, as well as certain nonprofits.

The statement says funding is available on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and repairs or replacements of facilities damaged by the storm between Aug. 28 and Sept. 9.

Eligible counties include Brevard, Duval, Flagler, Indian River, Martin, Nassau, Osceola, Palm Beach, Putnam, Seminole, St. Johns and St. Lucie.

It says similar funding also is available statewide for hazard mitigation measures.

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