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 […]

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, […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Activates the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program, Making $50 Million Available – At Least $10 Million of Which Must Go to Assist Agricultural Businesses Impacted by Hurricane Ian

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

Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Flagler, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Hillsborough, Lake, Lee, Manatee, Monroe, Orange, Osceola, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, Sarasota, Seminole, St. Johns, and Volusia counties are eligible to apply TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis activated the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program, making $50 million available — at least $10 million of which must go […]

Florida Response to Hurricane Ian Continues

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

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis received a briefing at the State Emergency Operations Center and will continue to travel to areas impacted by Hurricane Ian with First Lady Casey DeSantis. Yesterday, the Governor visited a Lee County shelter to meet with survivors while the First Lady traveled to meal distribution sites and the Douglas T. Jacobson […]

First Lady Casey DeSantis Wishes Veteran a Happy 101st Birthday Following Hurricane Ian

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

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — First Lady Casey DeSantis visited the Douglas T. Jacobson State Veterans’ Nursing Home in Port Charlotte and met with residents who weathered out the storm at the nursing home. One of the residents, Anna Wojtalik, celebrated her 101st birthday on Thursday, September 29, following Hurricane Ian. “Anna is a beautiful example […]

First Lady Casey DeSantis Distributes Meals to First Responders in Fort Myers and Announces First Responder Mental Health Resources

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

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Yesterday, First Lady Casey DeSantis visited the First Responder Base Camp in Lee County to help distribute meals and meet with First Responders aiding in Hurricane Ian recovery and response. Agencies from across the state and nation have sent volunteers to Lee County to assist with necessities including monitoring supplies, search & rescue missions, and responding to 911 calls.   First Lady DeSantis also announced a Florida Division of […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Gives Updates on Recovery Efforts in Lee County

On October 3, 2022, in News Releases, Recent Appointments, by Staff

CAPE CORAL, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis visited the City of Cape Coral in Lee County to give updates on recovery efforts in the area and across the state. While there Governor DeSantis made three major announcements to help Lee County recover from Hurricane Ian. To watch the Governor’s full remarks, click here. PINE […]