Crist asks feds for disaster declarationby Dara Kam | December 30th, 2010
Gov. Charlie Crist is seeking a federal emergency disaster declaration for nearly three dozen Florida counties, including Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie, impacted by severe cold weather and frost.
The disaster would allow farmers and other agricultural business owners to access federal disaster funds to cover the losses from damaged crops.
State officials estimate the cold snap caused at least $270 million in economic losses.