DeSantis, surrounded by state and local government officials, announced a
"We knew that some of the local services were in jeopardy," said DeSantis, who has frequently spoken in and advocated for affected areas since taking office. "This grant represents a lifeline to be able to keep this fire department up and running."
"We will endeavor to continue what we have done and rebuild what we'd only just finished building before the storm," Walker said. "It's just a big thank you from all of us here in
Residents were grateful to hear of the grant.
"We've been brokenhearted by the storm. It's just torn up so much history and all," Hobbs said. "We hope it comes back close to what it is. I'm for the fire department and police department fully, whatever's best for them. We're in good hands for the decisions to be made."
"Look around. It's terrible," LaPlante said. "It's been a year, and here we are. I'm still living in a house with holes in it."
However, LaPlante had questions about what will happen with law enforcement in
State Rep. and
"As (DeSantis) said, pictures don't do it justice by any stretch, and I speak for a lot of folks that believe this is a forgotten storm," Trumbull said.
State Sen. and previous
"I know what
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