Hurricane Ian passed through Florida and the east coast last week. Watch citizens’ lives get saved and Ian’s horrific devastation.
Hurricane Ian’s Landfall
Hurricane Ian landed on the west coast of Florida at Fort Meyers Beach last Wednesday as a documented category 4 at 155 mph winds.
The storm was almost a category 5 hurricane, the strongest storm on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.
President Biden said Ian’s destruction in Florida will top one of the world’s worst hurricane’s in US history and pledged federal aid “for as long as it takes.”
DeSantis reports that over 44,200 linemen are working on restoring power, and over 1,100 search and rescue’s have been completed. The Governor is steadily working to help Floridians.
Coast Guard Rescues Florida Survivors
The Coast Guard responded to calls, and helped survivors get to safety. Watch the Coast Guard and these incredible rescues.
Florida news anchors from Fox 4 commented live as a helicopter travels above Fort Meyers beach for a firsthand view of the heart-wrenching destruction:
Watch the destructive power of Hurricane Ian:
Disaster and Recovery Relief
After the landfall of Hurricane Ian, Governor DeSantis, who is bidding for re-election against Charley Crist, kept Floridians up to date on government assistance. The father of three shared a hug with one Floridian who lost her house to the storm.
DeSantis ruffled feathers with some democrats when he reminded those thinking of looting homes and businesses to think again because Florida is a “2nd Amendment State.”
DeSantis has helped raise over $20 million in disaster relief funds. Musk also worked with DeSantis to launch and turn on Starlink so thousands of Floridians could connect with their loved ones.
VP Harris’s “Racist” Statement
Vice President Harris commented on the hurricane and included comments about race.
Newsmax reports, “We have to address this in a way that is about giving resources based on equity, understanding that we fight for equality, but we also need to fight for equity. “If we want people to be in an equal place, sometimes we need to take into account those disparities and do that work,” Harris said Friday at the Democratic National Committee’s Women’s Leadership Forum.
FEMA then disputed Harris’s comments. “This is false. @VP’s rhetoric is causing undue panic and must be clarified. FEMA Individual Assistance is already available to all Floridians impacted by Hurricane Ian, regardless of race or background,” Christina Pushaw, the rapid response director for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, said.
The Red Cross sprung into action immediately after the storm to help, providing shelter, food, and assistance to the east coast. Already over 1,300 Red Cross disaster workers have been mobilized.
FEMA will provide disaster aid and relief to Floridians. President Biden approved Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s (R) emergency and major disaster declarations. However, some state officials may object to the relief bill.
Biden, who is scheduled to visit Puerto Rico and Florida this Wednesday, has also approved FEMA relief for North and South Carolina.
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