The federal government has denied Gov. Rick Scott's request for “Individual Assistance” (IA) for Pasco County flood victims.
Scott requested the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funds last month after hundreds of homes and dozens of businesses were damaged during nearly three weeks of rain.
Many of the residents affected are on fixed incomes.
Annette Doying, the Director of Emergency Management in Pasco County, explains what federal officials looked at to make their decision.