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The Villages
Friday, December 2, 2022

President Biden signs off on DeSantis’ request for a Major Disaster Declaration

President Biden on Thursday approved Gov. Ron DeSantis’ request for a Major Disaster Declaration for all 67 counties in Florida in the wake of Hurricane Ian.

“We are getting help to Florida families as they face Hurricane Ian.

I approved the governor’s request for emergency assistance as soon as I received it. And ahead of the storm, we dispatched FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) and National Guard to prepare for the storm,” the president said.

President Biden met with FEMA leaders in the wake of Hurricane Ian
President Biden met with FEMA leaders in the wake of Hurricane Ian.

The president pledged a strong federal response in the wake of the powerful hurricane.

I deployed search and rescue teams along with high-water vehicles and rescue helicopters to help get hurricane survivors to safety. And the folks at FEMA pre-positioned millions of liters of water, millions of meals, and hundreds of generators,” Biden said.

A Major Disaster Declaration provides a wide range of federal assistance programs for individuals, as well as funds for both emergency and permanent work and public infrastructure.

I’ll never recommend The Villages Hospital for emergency treatment

A Village of Sabal Chase resident describes a terribly painful experience at UF Health-The Villages Hospital. Read his Letter to the Editor.

There should be a law against begging

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Piedmont resident contends that there should be a law against begging, particularly when children are at risk.

Stay out of our pool and we’ll stay out of your pools

A Continental Country Club resident, in a Letter to the Editor, says Villagers are using the pool at her community in Wildwood.

Helping our down and out neighbors

A Hammock at Fenney resident wonders about the callous attitude of her fellow residents toward those in need. Read her Letter to the Editor.

Outsiders caught hanging around pond need to be locked up

A resident was horrified to read about a Summerfield couple arrested late at night near a pond in The Villages. What were they doing here in a golf cart?