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Storm damage in Northwest Florida from Hurricane Michael.
Desantis asks for storm aid

News Service of Florida

TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Ron DeSantis wants President Donald Trump to increase federal assistance for Hurricane Michael recovery after the strength of the deadly storm was upgraded to a Category 5.
DeSantis requested in a letter Friday that a federal share of costs be bumped from 75 percent to 90 percent. The letter came the same day the National Hurricane Center’s post-storm analysis determined the Oct. 10 hurricane had an estimated peak intensity of 160 mph, 5 mph stronger than previously listed.