Governor Ron DeSantis, a Republican from Florida, started his Hurricane Ian relief briefing by thanking President Biden and the White House for their quick responses and mobilization efforts. President Biden was in Florida to meet with Governor DeSantis and assess the damage to Florida caused by Hurricane Ian. Hurricane Ian was a Category 4 storm that decimated the west coast of Florida and lead to over one hundred casualties with that number expected to rise.
DESANTIS: “We were very fortunate to have good coordination with the White House and with FEMA from the very beginning of this we declared a state of emergency last Friday, September 23rd. This wasn't even, this was a disturbance out there by Colombia and then the next day we got a major disaster declaration approved by the President and we really appreciated that and that basically set off the massive mobilization that we had ready to be able to respond to this storm.”