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Federal aid approved as Irma makes second landfall

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Florida was approved Sunday for federal disaster relief as the powerful, wide and deadly Hurricane Irma made its second landfall of the day. And the system might still be more than a day from leaving the state.

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President Obama signs Florida disaster declaration; Rick Scott says it’s not enough

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On Sunday morning, President Barack Obama announced he signed a disaster declaration for Florida in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. However, Gov. Rick Scott asserts it doesn’t go far enough. “The president yesterday declared a major disaster exists in the State of Florida and ordered federal aid to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by Hurricane Matthew beginning Oct. 3, 2016, and continuing,” said the communique from the White House. “Federal funding is available to state and eligible…

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