20221003 Florida Response to Hurricane Ian Continues | Florida Disaster

2022-10-08 14:44:08 By : Mr. ShuLin Qiu

Hurricane Ian Click Here For Emergency Information

 Today, Governor Ron DeSantis received a briefing at the State Emergency Operations Center and will continue to travel to areas impacted by Hurricane Ian. Yesterday, the Governor visited Sarasota and DeSoto counties to distribute hot food, meet with survivors, and issue updates. To watch the Governor’s remarks from yesterday’s events, click here, here, and here.

Governor DeSantis has highlighted relief efforts that directly aid Floridians, including the start of the fuel tax holiday, and promoted debris removal in communities where it is safe to do so. There are currently 42,000 linemen responding to the more than 585,000 reported power outages. They have already restored power to more than 2.1 million accounts across the state. USAR teams with more than 1,000 personnel have gone door to door to 65,000 structures to check on occupants. There are currently 9 fueling depot stations open statewide.

First Lady Casey DeSantis announced that the Florida Disaster Fund has raised over $21 million in the first 48 hours of activation. To read more info, click here. The Florida Disaster Fund is the State of Florida’s official private fund established to provide financial assistance to our communities as they respond to and recover from times of emergency or disaster. In partnership with public, private, and other non-governmental organizations, the Florida Disaster Fund supports response and recovery activities. To contribute, please visit www.FloridaDisasterFund.org or text DISASTER to 20222.

Safe and found persons can be reported safe at http://safe.fl.gov.

Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM)

Current Major Road and Bridge Closures. The list of closures as of 7:00 a.m., 10/3/22 is listed below. Up-to-date closures listed on FL511.com:

Airports Current status is listed below. Please go to your airline’s website for re-booking and other flight information.

Florida Department of Education (DOE)

Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

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