WASHINGTON — President Obama has declared 11 Florida counties, including Collier County, a disaster area for damage sustained during Tropical Storm Isaac.
The declaration signed Thursday makes federal funding available to state local governments.
Scott moved to appeal the decision. He said the damage was about $10 million worse than originally thought. Damage from Isaac is estimated at 36.6 million.
The Times reports it was unclear why the decision was reversed.
The following counties are now eligible for federal funding: Bay, Collier, Escambia, Franklin, Martin, Monroe, Okaloosa, Palm Beach, St. Lucie and Santa Rose counties.