Sorry, Libs —Governor DeSantis is tackling the challenges of Hurricane Ian head on.
Despite left-wing media outlets hoping Florida Governor Ron DeSantis would fail in the face of Hurricane Ian, it appers the governor is stepping up his efforts to lead the Sushine State to recovery. DeSantis provided an update during a press conference on Thursday, reassuring Floridians recovery efforts will be 24/7.
“From the wee hours of the morning there have been people that have descended on southwest Florida to be able to offer assistance,” DeSantis said Thursday. “And so we’ve seen a number of efforts on the barrier islands to bring people to safety, particularly in Lee County, but also in Charlotte and in Naples, and Collier County. And you have people, the electrical power, they’re all here.”
“And so we’ve got a huge amount of resources that have been brought to bear to be able to do that. And we’re going to continue doing it. This is going to be a 24/7 operation because we realize how important it is,” he continued.
From Fox News:
DeSantis went on to say that the state has set up several ways for Americans to contribute to the relief and recovery efforts, though he cautioned against sending actual supplies.
He said those interested should go to FloridaDisasterFund.org.
Roughly 2.5 million people are without power following the storm.
Hurricane Ian weakened into a tropical storm as it crossed Florida, but it first struck as a powerful Category 4 hurricane. It is now expected to approach the South Carolina coast, where hurricane warnings have been issued.
Ian tied for the fourth-strongest landfalling hurricane to strike Florida since data started being recorded.
Christina Pushaw, the rapid response director for Governor DeSantis’ reelction campaign, took a shot at liberal media outlets rooting for the hurricane.
“Florida has some of the world’s best emergency management leadership and personnel. Governor DeSantis and his team are doing everything possible to ensure our state is prepared. Sorry to disappoint liberal media activists who are constantly cheering for the destruction of Florida,” she tweeted.
Florida has some of the world's best emergency management leadership and personnel. Governor DeSantis and his team are doing everything possible to ensure our state is prepared. Sorry to disappoint liberal media activists who are constantly cheering for the destruction of Florida https://t.co/ObXiqskPyw
— Christina Pushaw 🐊 🇺🇸 (@ChristinaPushaw) September 27, 2022
More over at Fox News:
DeSantis: Florida's Hurricane Ian recovery will be '24/7 operation' https://t.co/rBVhNmqAfG
— Fox News Politics (@foxnewspolitics) September 29, 2022