Flood damage: Top priorities for home cleanup and recovery after storm | USA TODAY

​​​​Flooding can damage electrical equipment, ruin appliances, destroy belongings and leave mold and sewage in its wake.

RELATED: Tropical Storm Ian brings historic flooding to Central Florida

President Biden declared much of Florida a major disaster area on Thursday following Hurricane Ian's destructive rampage through the state.

The declaration means people in those counties affected by the monster storm can apply online for financial assistance through DisasterAssistance.gov, by telephone or in person at federal processing centers that will soon be set up in Florida.

Biden's declaration gives the Federal Emergency Management Agency the authorization to directly help individuals pay for temporary housing and home repairs, offer low-interest loans to cover uninsured property losses and fund other federal programs to assist individuals and business owners recover from one of the state's biggest ever storms.

The declaration also provides 100% federal funding for debris removal and emergency, life-saving measures for 30 days in those counties, according to FEMA's latest statement.

The counties declared disaster areas: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Hardee, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Pinellas and Sarasota.

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