Governor Ron DeSantis Issues Updates on Hurricane Ian Recovery

On October 10, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and First Lady Casey DeSantis visited Charlotte County to give updates on recovery efforts and visit a disaster services site that has received funds from the Florida Disaster Fund. Governor DeSantis announced that all but three schools in Charlotte County will be able to open by Monday, October 17. Full […]

First Lady Casey DeSantis Announces Toy Drive for Children Impacted by Ian

On October 10, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis announced a toy drive for children impacted by Hurricane Ian. The state is partnering with faith-based institutions and non-profits in impacted counties to collect and deliver toys to the state’s Disaster Recovery Centers. Anyone looking to donate a toy can find a list of sites where they […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Awards $126 Million to Northwest Florida on Four-Year Anniversary of Hurricane Michael and Affirms Florida’s Long-Term Commitment to Hurricane Ian Recovery

On October 10, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis recognized the four-year anniversary of Hurricane Michael by announcing over $126 million in new awards for communities impacted by Hurricane Michael through the Department of Economic Opportunity’s (DEO) Rebuild Florida Program. While in Port Charlotte, Governor DeSantis pointed out that just as the state has supported Northwest […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Awards $2.5 million Through the Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program to Help Businesses Impacted by Hurricane Ian

On October 10, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis awarded an initial $2.5 million to businesses through the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program. This program was activated by Governor DeSantis following Hurricane Ian, to provide short-term, zero interest loans to small businesses that experienced financial impacts or physical damage due to Hurricane Ian. Interested applicants […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Issues Updates on Hurricane Ian Recovery

On October 8, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis traveled to Fort Myers Beach to give updates on recovery efforts in areas that have been impacted by Hurricane Ian. Floridians continue to show resiliency through communities coming together to help each other. Full remarks can be found here.   Governor DeSantis was joined by local officials to announce that access […]

State of Florida Announces Transitional Sheltering Program for Residents Impacted by Hurricane Ian

On October 8, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) Director Kevin Guthrie announced that the Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) Program has been activated by the State of Florida, in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), for impacted residents in Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Flagler, Hardee, Highlands, Hillsborough, Lake, Lee, Manatee, Orange, Osceola, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, Sarasota, Seminole, […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces New Disaster Recovery Center Location in Collier County

On October 8, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that a new Disaster Recovery Center has opened in Collier County to help Floridians who have been impacted by Hurricane Ian. This center brings the total number of Disaster Recovery Centers to four centers in three impacted counties. These centers are operated by the Department of Economic Opportunity, […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Issues Updates on Hurricane Ian Recovery

On October 6, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis traveled to Charlotte and Sarasota counties to give updates, survey impacted areas, and highlight the efforts of local businesses to reopen and provide comfort and normalcy to their communities. While visiting the Pelican Alley Restaurant in Nokomis, Governor DeSantis announced that the restaurant will be hosting a community concert tomorrow on […]

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 […]