Florida Response to Hurricane Ian Continues

On October 2, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis received a briefing at the State Emergency Operations Center and is traveling to North Port and Arcadia to survey the areas impacted by Hurricane Ian, distribute hot food, meet with survivors, and issue updates.   Governor DeSantis also highlighted relief efforts that directly aid Floridians, including the start of the […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Directs FDOT to Expedite Emergency Repairs Needed to Restore Access to Pine Island

On October 2, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

Access to Pine Island will be Restored by Saturday, October 8   TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis directed FDOT to assist Lee County to expedite emergency repairs to the road and bridges that provide motorists access to Pine Island. FDOT will begin mobilizing equipment, materials, and crews today, with access to Pine Island being restored […]

In Case You Missed It: From the Department of Financial Services

On October 2, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

Florida Receives Approval for National Flood Insurance Program Waiver ~ Allows Policyholders in NFIP to Access Funding, Bypassing Claims Process ~   COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. — Today, Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) authorized the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to approve Florida’s request for a waiver allowing […]

Updates on Recovery Efforts in Hardee County Following Hurricane Ian

On October 1, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis visited the town of Wauchula in Hardee County, Florida, to give updates on the response effort and to survey impacted areas in Hardee County. To watch the Governor’s full remarks, click here. The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) has deployed a Mobile Command Unit (MCU) to Hardee County to […]

Governor DeSantis Calls on Lee County Electric Cooperative to Accept Additional Mutual Aid to Expedite Power Restoration

On October 1, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, after receiving a briefing at the State Emergency Operations Center on current efforts to restore power in Southwest Florida, Governor DeSantis called on the Lee County Electric Cooperative (LCEC) to accept additional mutual aid to expedite power restoration to the residents of Cape Coral, North Fort Myers, Sanibel and Pine Island.   At […]

First Lady Casey DeSantis Announces Hope Florida – A Pathway to Purpose Volunteers Mobilizing to Help Seniors in Need Following Hurricane Ian

On October 1, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis announced the deployment of Hope Heroes, the volunteer team she assembled as part of her Hope Florida – A Pathway to Purpose initiative in partnership with the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, to support older Floridians who have been impacted by Hurricane Ian. The Hope Heroes will be deployed to […]

La primera dama Casey DeSantis anuncia que los voluntarios de Hope Florida – Un camino hacia un propósito se están movilizando para ayudar a las personas mayores necesitadas después del huracán Ian

On October 1, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Hoy, la primera dama Casey DeSantis anunció el despliegue de Hope Heroes, el equipo de voluntarios que reunió como parte de su iniciativa Hope Florida – Un camino hacia un propósito en asociación con el Departamento de Asuntos de Personas Mayores de Florida, para apoyar a los floridanos de mayor edad que han sido […]

Florida Response to Hurricane Ian Continues

On October 1, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

Florida Response to Hurricane Ian Continues   TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis issued updates on Hurricane Ian after surveying various impacted areas and meeting with impacted communities. Governor DeSantis traveled to Waffle House in Punta Gorda to serve food and meet with first responders, emergency response staff and volunteers. The Governor also traveled to Fort […]

First Lady Casey DeSantis Announces Over $20 Million Raised within 48 Hours of Activating the Florida Disaster Fund

On October 1, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis announced that within 48 hours of activation the Florida Disaster Fund raised over $20 million in donations to support communities impacted by Hurricane Ian. To contribute, please visit www.FloridaDisasterFund.org or text DISASTER to 20222. “Raising more than $20 million in 48 hours for The Florida Disaster Fund […]

Florida Response to Hurricane Ian Continues

On September 30, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis issued updates on Hurricane Ian after surveying various impacted areas across the state with Division of Emergency Management Director Kevin Guthrie and Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Deanne Criswell. Governor DeSantis traveled to Fort Myers, Seminole County, and St. Augustine to survey impacted areas and meet with storm victims.   […]