Florida lawmakers are considering a measure that would allow families to receive up to $1,955 for every $100 in damage caused by Hurricane Matthew.
The House, which is considering a bill, has passed the measure by a vote of 38-0.
The Senate, which has not taken up the measure, is expected to take it up in the coming days.
A spokeswoman for Florida Gov.
Rick Scott, who also is running for re-election, said the governor is “committed to the needs of Floridians and will veto any bill that does not help Floridans in need.”
“This is a tough, time-consuming and emotionally draining process, but we will not let it delay our relief efforts,” said Karen Mazzone, spokeswoman for the governor.
The legislation would provide financial assistance to hurricane-ravaged residents of coastal communities and provide funds for disaster relief.
The measure was introduced in the state House by Rep. John Mazzoli, D-Lakeland, and passed the state Senate by a 5-3 vote last week.
It now goes to Gov.
Scott for his signature.
The bill comes as more than 80,000 Floridias homes and businesses have been destroyed by the storm.
In the Florida Keys, which are among the hardest hit areas, more than 1,400 homes have been lost.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that more than 5.6 million Floridian households are without power and more than 700,000 people have been without power in Florida.
The federal government has also declared a state of emergency in Florida, including in the Miami-Dade and Orange counties, and is helping with flood relief.