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    FL Lawmakers Ask FEMA for Housing Help After Michael

    Both Sens. Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson along with several House members are asking for help for those residents still without homes nearly three weeks after the massive storm.

    (Published Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018)

    What to Know

    • Hurricane Michael devastated parts of the Panhandle when it made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane with winds of 155 MPH.

    Two U.S. senators and three congressmen are asking federal officials to bring recreational vehicles and mobile homes to the Florida Panhandle to help residents who lost their homes to Hurricane Michael.

    Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson on Monday said in a letter to FEMA's director that the alternative housing must be deployed immediately to the Panhandle to alleviate suffering.

    They were joined in their request by three U.S. congressmen who represent the Panhandle — Republicans Neal Dunn and Matt Gaetz and Democrat Al Lawson.

    Hurricane Michael devastated parts of the Panhandle when it made landfall almost three weeks ago as a Category 4 hurricane with winds of 155 mph.

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