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Floridians line up for FEMA assistance

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More than 1 million Floridians homeowners and renters have registered for federal individual assistance following Hurricane Irma.

The Florida Division of Emergency Management reported that the daily number of applicants since Hurricane Irma exited the state Sept. 11 “is steadily increasing.”

The Federal Emergency Management Agency program, available to residents in 48 counties, includes a wide range of assistance.

As of Thursday, nine counties each had more than 50,000 people register for individual assistance: Miami-Dade, 203,832; Broward, 113,890; Orange, 65,694; Lee, 65,662; Pinellas, 60,132; Palm Beach, 55,248; Hillsborough, 52,630; Polk, 52,285; and Duval, 50,932.

Republished with permission of the News Service of Florida.

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