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10/13/2022

Governor Ron DeSantis Celebrates Lee County Schools’ Resiliency

School District of Lee County is opening at least 47 schools less than three weeks after Hurricane Ian Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and Education Commissioner Manny Diaz, Jr. joined the School District of Lee County Superintendent Dr. Christopher Bernier to announce that all school districts...

10/13/2022

Governor Ron DeSantis and First Lady Casey DeSantis Announce Awards for First Responders through the Florida Disaster Fund

Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and First Lady Casey DeSantis awarded $2 million through the Florida Disaster Fund to four first responder organizations which have had members impacted by Hurricane Ian. These organizations will use these funds to help impacted first responders recover following...

10/13/2022

Governor DeSantis Issues Emergency Executive Order to Ensure Ballot Access for Voters in Counties Severely Impacted by Hurricane Ian

Two weeks ago, Hurricane Ian made landfall as a powerful Category 4 storm on Florida's southwestern coast, destroying many homes and businesses and dislocating tens of thousands of Floridians. At the request of the Supervisors of Elections in Charlotte, Lee, and Sarasota counties, and at the...

10/12/2022

Governor Ron DeSantis Issues Updates on Hurricane Ian Recovery 10/12

Today, Governor Ron DeSantis was joined by business owners impacted by Hurricane Ian in Cape Coral to hold a discussion on recovery efforts. Business owners discussed ways to reopen safely to get customers back in the door. Additionally, Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) Secretary Dane Eagle...

10/12/2022

What They Are Saying: Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Host Roundtable with Southwest Florida Businesses to Discuss Next Steps for Recovery Following Hurricane Ian

Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) hosted a roundtable with members of the Southwest Florida business community to discuss Hurricane Ian recovery. Business owners are sharing their perspective on Florida’s response to Hurricane...

10/12/2022

Governor Ron DeSantis, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Host Roundtable with Southwest Florida Businesses to Discuss Next Steps for Hurricane Ian Recovery

Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) hosted a roundtable with more than a dozen Southwest Florida businesses. The roundtable discussion included representatives across industry sectors who shared their unique perspectives, needs, and obstacles for...

10/11/2022

Governor Ron DeSantis Issues Updates on Hurricane Ian Recovery 10/11

Today, Governor Ron DeSantis visited Fort Myers to give updates on recovery efforts and announce that temporary repairs to the Sanibel Causeway will allow a one-time convoy of power restoration equipment, supplies and crews temporary access to Sanibel Island for power restoration efforts. Once...

10/11/2022

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Major Update on Power Restoration Efforts on Sanibel Island

Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that temporary repairs to the Sanibel Causeway will allow a one-time convoy of power restoration equipment, supplies, and crews to access Sanibel Island and continue restoration efforts. Once crews are on the island, the Florida Department of Transportation...

10/10/2022

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces FEMA Approval to Include Brevard, Orange, and Osceola Counties in Major Disaster Declaration for Public Assistance

Today, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) approved Florida's request to amend the Major Disaster Declaration issued on September 29, to assist with Hurricane Ian recovery efforts. The amendment extends the declaration to Brevard, Orange, and Osceola counties to get assistance to all...

10/10/2022

Governor Ron DeSantis Issues Updates on Hurricane Ian Recovery 10/10

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...

10/10/2022

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

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...

10/10/2022

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

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...

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