Biden issues major disaster declaration amid Ian’s destruction
President Joe Biden on Thursday declared a major disaster in Florida as Tropical Storm Ian swept across the state, leaving a path of destruction in its wake.
The declaration brings with it federal aid to supplement state, local and tribal recovery efforts in areas affected by the storm, as well as individual assistance to residents of nine counties. This assistance could include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low cost loans to cover uninsured property loss and other programs to assist with disaster-recovery.
Ian, which at one point neared...