Federal aid for flood victims on its way

LOXAHATCHEE, FL (WFLX) - Important news that broke while you were sleeping: President Obama has signed a disaster declaration for parts of South Florida hit hard by historic flooding in late August. That means federal aid is now on its way.

The declaration affects 11 different counties including Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie.

Federal money will now supplement state and local efforts geared at fixing any facilities damaged in the storm or for any emergency work that had to be done.

Stay tuned to Fox 29 on-air and online for further developments.

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