Gov. DeSantis expands state of emergency throughout Florida ahead of Tropical Storm Ian
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Tropical Depression 9
The storm could strengthen into a major hurricane.

Gov. Ron DeSantis is expanding the state of emergency to cover the whole sate of Florida ahead of Tropical Storm Ian.

The Governor originally declared a state of emergency Friday afternoon for 24 counties. At that time, the storm was just known as Tropical Depression 9.

Now, however, Tropical Storm Ian is brewing in the Caribbean, maintaining a troubling forecast path toward Southwest Florida, expected to strike sometime late Wednesday near Tampa. Ian is expected to become a powerful Category 3 hurricane as it nears Cuba.

DeSantis has also requested, in addition to Executive Order 22-218 declaring a state of emergency, a federal pre-landfall declaration to make available resources and support as well as funding sources for emergency protective measures.

Under the emergency order, members of the Florida National Guard will be activated and on standby awaiting orders.

“Today, I signed an Executive Order issuing a State of Emergency due to the threat of Tropical Depression 9,” DeSantis previously said. “This storm has the potential to strengthen into a major hurricane and we encourage all Floridians to make their preparations. We are coordinating with all state and local government partners to track potential impacts of this storm.”

DeSantis is urging Floridians and their families to begin preparing emergency supply kits and stocking food, water, and medicine.

The state of emergency declaration ensures state and local governments have ample time, resources and flexibility to prepare.

To find resources to help prepare for the storm, visit floridadisaster.org/planprepare.

It is too early to tell exactly where the storm will eventually make landfall in Florida, but tracks from the National Weather Center show a cone of probability covering almost all of Florida’s peninsula, centered south of Tampa Bay.

Due to the expected large size of the storm, forecasters warn major weather impacts could be felt well outside the storm’s center and that the storm will bring the possibility of dangerous storm surge, heavy rainfall, strong winds, flash flooding, and potential isolated tornado activity.

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17 comments

  • Pastor Sandell

    September 23, 2022 at 4:32 pm

    False emergency. Impeach him today!

    Reply

    • Bidding

      September 23, 2022 at 9:44 pm

      Let’s hope it is a false emergency otherwise many florida folks will be looking for money and help. Remember Michael

      Reply

    • Bill

      September 24, 2022 at 8:37 am

      Move to California that’s where you belong

      Reply

      • Pastor Sandell

        September 24, 2022 at 4:36 pm

        I’ll move nowhere. You going to hell buddy…

        Reply

    • Pastor Father Reverend Uncle Rukus

      September 24, 2022 at 3:04 pm

      I want to touch you using the power of Christ.

      Reply

      • Pastor Sandell

        September 24, 2022 at 4:37 pm

        You mock God, God’s people, God’s house…you gonna burn in screaming, puking hell you asshole 🔥

        Reply

  • PeterH

    September 23, 2022 at 4:39 pm

    DeSantis has directed Donald Trump to throw rolls of paper towels at his desperate MAGA crowd in the aftermath of the predicted Gulf hurricane.

    Reply

    • John Tome

      September 24, 2022 at 9:41 pm

      And pigs fly..

      Reply

  • Billie

    September 23, 2022 at 11:17 pm

    Your an idiot, move to California

    Reply

    • Rachel

      September 24, 2022 at 1:48 am

      😂😂😂 accurate

      Reply

      • Pastor Sandell

        September 24, 2022 at 4:39 pm

        Thou shall not commit adultery you whore. You gonna burn in hell btch

        Reply

  • James D Hunt

    September 24, 2022 at 9:09 am

    You don’t think that storm is going to hit State of Florida you’re an idiot

    Reply

    • Sean Connery

      September 24, 2022 at 3:06 pm

      I hit you mother last night, from behind!!!!

      Reply

  • Carmalito Perez

    September 24, 2022 at 3:45 pm

    Apparently the Pastor Sandell does not like his freedom . Demorats are more than welcome to move to my home state of ca being you love the dnc policies and the rest of us hispanic maga will enjoy freedom in FL

    Reply

    • Joe Corsin

      September 24, 2022 at 4:41 pm

      Hispanic maggot? What?

      Reply

  • tom palmer

    September 24, 2022 at 6:42 pm

    Good to see he is taking a break from gay bashing and race baiting and actually doing his job. I encourage him to work in that direction.

    Reply

  • Keep.it real

    September 26, 2022 at 8:39 pm

    These comments are so shocking & vile. A pastor making those remarks most definitely is not a man of God, how dare you call Rachel such derogatory name, shame on you, how dare you refer to yourself as a Pastor, pastor sandell which you are most definitely not! You sound like an ole flipflop May the flies of a thousand camels infest your underpants!!!!! You demonic thing 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

    Reply

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