Gov. Scott Requests Disaster Declaration for Panhandle
TALLAHASSEE - Governor Scott made a request on Wednesday to President Obama for the State of Florida to receive a Major Disaster Declaration for Public Assistance to aid Florida counties impacted by flooding over the July 4 holiday week.
An estimated $29 million of damage was caused to infrastructure across Panhandle communities when heavy rain fell the first week of July.
Bay, Holmes, Okaloosa, Walton and Washington counties received significant damage to homes, roadways, and infrastructure due to the rainfall received.
The estimated damage in the five county area totals nearly $30 million.
Areas of the Florida Panhandle received as much as 20 inches of rain between July 2-7.