Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Highlight Private Sector Partners Supporting Recovery Efforts

On October 5, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) have coordinated with private sector partners to reopen stores and ensure Floridians have the supplies they need to begin Hurricane Ian recovery efforts and support the state’s economic resiliency post-storm. DEO coordinates with the private sector before, during, and after disasters to […]

ICYMI From the Florida Department of Education: Commissioner Manny Diaz, Jr. Provides Needed Flexibility for School Districts Affected by Hurricane Ian

On October 5, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

~ Florida Department of Education affords flexibility during student reporting eligibility period ~   Tallahassee, Fla., Oct. 5, 2022 – Today, at the request of Governor Ron DeSantis, the Florida Department of Education is providing flexibility to school districts and public charter schools impacted by Hurricane Ian. State law requires school districts to perform five student […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Issues Updates on Hurricane Ian Recovery

On October 5, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis traveled to Lee County to give updates, survey impacted areas and to deliver supplies to Sanibel Island. While visiting Matlacha in Lee County, the Governor announced the emergency road and bridge repairs for Pine Island have been completed in less than three days. The Governor also brought Florida Department of Transportation […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Emergency Road and Bridge Repairs to Pine Island Completed Ahead of Schedule

On October 5, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

Access Restored to Pine Island in less than three days TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis along with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Secretary, Jared W. Perdue, announced the early completion of emergency road and bridge repairs for Pine Island. On Sunday, Governor DeSantis directed FDOT to work with Lee County to expedite […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Directs FDOT to Immediately Undertake Repairs to Sanibel Causeway

On October 4, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

Causeway Anticipated To Be Accessible By End of October   TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Governor Ron DeSantis directed FDOT to prioritize repairs to the Sanibel Causeway. These repairs are needed for first responders and Sanibel residents to access the island, as well as other recovery efforts such as power restoration and debris removal. Today, the contract for the bridge […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces New Resources Available for Dunbar Community in Fort Myers

On October 4, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis provided an update in Fort Myers about resources continually being deployed across Southwest Florida to assist with the response and recovery to Hurricane Ian. As a part of Florida’s efforts to support recovery, the state has remained focused on making sure all communities are able  to access food, water, fuel […]

El Gobernador Ron DeSantis Anuncia los Últimos Detalles sobre los Esfuerzos de Recuperación en los Condados de Lee y Charlotte

On October 4, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Hoy, el Gobernador Ron DeSantis visitó la Ciudad de Port Charlotte en el condado de Charlotte y la Ciudad de Fort Myers en el condado de Lee para detallar los últimos adelantos sobre los esfuerzos de recuperación en el área y por todo el estado. También, el Gobernador DeSantis abrió un […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Gives Updates on Recovery Efforts in Lee and Charlotte Counties

On October 4, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Today, Governor DeSantis visited the City of Port Charlotte in Charlotte County and the City of Fort Myers in Lee County to give updates on recovery efforts in the area and across the state. While there, Governor DeSantis opened the Disaster Response Center where multiple agencies are gathered to provide resources to […]

First Lady Casey DeSantis Announces Nearly $35 Million in Donations for the Florida Disaster Fund

On October 4, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis announced that within the first 5 days of activation, the Florida Disaster Fund has raised nearly $35 million in donations to support communities impacted by Hurricane Ian. To contribute, please visit www.FloridaDisasterFund.org or text DISASTER to 20222. “The support for Florida has been incredible and the Governor and I […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Opening of First Disaster Recovery Center in Fort Myers for Floridians Impacted by Hurricane Ian

On October 4, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

Disaster Recovery Center at Lakes Regional Library in Fort Myers will be open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily   FORT MYERS, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the opening of the first Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) for Floridians impacted by Hurricane Ian at the Lakes Regional Library located at 15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers, […]