Joe Biden approves emergency declaration in 24 counties bracing for Tropical Storm Ian

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That approves a Friday request from Gov. DeSantis, who since declared an emergency statewide.

President Joe Biden approved a state of emergency declared for Florida as Tropical Storm Ian threatens to strike the state.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced federal aid has been made available to supplement state, tribe and local resources spent preparing for the storm since Friday, Sept. 23.

A presidential order from Biden authorizes FEMA to coordinate disaster relief efforts and to provide appropriate assistance to save lives and protect property, public health and safety and lessen or avert the threat of catastrophe.

The federal authorization is in effect in Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Collier, Desoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian River, Lee, Manatee, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Okeechobee, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota, and St. Lucie counties and the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida and the Seminole Tribe of Florida.

Gov. Ron DeSantis had declared a state of emergency in Florida on Friday in those 24 counties, and on Saturday expanded the declaration to the entire state of Florida. He requested a federal pre-landfall declaration to make available resources and support as well as funding sources for emergency protective measures.

The Florida National Guard has been activated.

The action by the President authorized FEMA to immediately identify, mobilize and provide at the agency’s discretion, equipment and resources necessary to alleviate the impacts of the emergency.

Emergency protective measures, including direct federal assistance, will be provided at 75% federal funding.

FEMA announced Thomas McCool as the federal coordinating office for all recovery operations for Tropical Storm Ian.

The storm is expected to become a hurricane and reach Category 4 status as it hits or passes western Cuba. Hurricane conditions are now expected early Monday in Cayman Island.

Forecasters expect the storm to system to regain strength after it heads over Cuba and then the head toward Florida. But storm models show a greater level of uncertainty than usual, according to the National Hurricane Center.

A five-day storm forecasts shows Ian could make landfall as far south as Collier County during the day on Wednesday, or in coastal Alabama early Friday.

Jacob Ogles

Jacob Ogles has covered politics in Florida since 2000 for regional outlets including SRQ Magazine in Sarasota, The News-Press in Fort Myers and The Daily Commercial in Leesburg. His work has appeared nationally in The Advocate, Wired and other publications. Events like SRQ’s Where The Votes Are workshops made Ogles one of Southwest Florida’s most respected political analysts, and outlets like WWSB ABC 7 and WSRQ Sarasota have featured his insights. He can be reached at [email protected]


11 comments

  • Charlie Crist

    September 25, 2022 at 9:29 am

    “Tropical 3 hurricane” – Dum Dem Tom

  • Impeach Biden

    September 25, 2022 at 10:03 am

    FJB

    • Charlie Crist

      September 25, 2022 at 11:27 am

      DeSantis raped a dead woman in Iraq…and collaborated with ISIS against coalition forces.

      • Andrew Gillum

        September 25, 2022 at 1:21 pm

        Charlie Crist sucks cocks in Wilton Manors, Florida. Just ask me I saw it myself. I would like to get freaky with that white boy.

      • Impeach Biden

        September 25, 2022 at 1:22 pm

        This is what Dems do when they can’t campaign on the miserable record of Joe Biden. Smear and lies. That’s all you got but it won’t stop the Red Tsunami.

        • Charlie Crist

          September 25, 2022 at 1:32 pm

          It is Republicans who have no accomplishments over the last 20 years… unless you consider failed wars, economic crashes, and do nothing, far right clowns to be accomplishments. The delusions and scapegoating from right wingers is an abomination to humanity. They have completely de-evolved back into apes…

          • Impeach Biden

            September 25, 2022 at 1:44 pm

            We don’t have to go back 20 years. Let’s just go back 1.5 years ago.

            The price of fuel now vs. 1.5 years ago.
            Inflation now vs. 1.5 years ago.
            City crime now vs. 1.5 years ago.
            Border Security now vs. 1.5 years ago.

          • Charlie Crist

            September 25, 2022 at 3:08 pm

            Prices were artificially low during the pandemic..the condition for a rise in prices started before the pandemic. When the market is hot (thanks to Obama setting clown man up for success) you have to counter that with certain fiscal and or monetary policy or it will overheat causing inflation. What did Trump do? He just sat on his balls and cheered… lowered taxes which is expansionary fiscal policy. Now that tax policy is law thanks to the orange idiot..and one less tool to fight inflation. Also the time to raise intrests rates was during Trump..but none of that happened because to Trump and people like him, booms and busts benefit them. High prices benefit the rich…all extra costs passed on to the purchaser of goods and services.

  • Charlie Crist

    September 25, 2022 at 4:49 pm

    Prices were artificially low during the pandemic..the condition for a rise in prices started before the pandemic. When the market is hot (thanks to Obama setting clown man up for success) you have to counter that with certain fiscal and or monetary policy or it will overheat causing inflation. What did Trump do? He just sat on his balls and cheered… lowered taxes which is expansionary fiscal policy. Now that tax policy is law thanks to the orange idiot..and one less tool to fight inflation. Also the time to raise intrests rates was during Trump..but none of that happened because to Trump and people like him, booms and busts benefit them. High prices benefit the rich…all extra costs passed on to the purchaser of goods and services.

  • Kim Fischer

    September 29, 2022 at 9:50 am

    “What storm Mr. President?”
    “You’ll find out.”

  • Robert Thomas

    September 30, 2022 at 9:16 am

    Forget the politics. Floridians are fortunate to have a Governor like DeSantis that is going to take care of his residents. Say what you want about him, he has always put the citizens of Florida first.
    When was the last time anyone asked about his wife?
    And I’m a Democrat, but have a winter home in Florida and I like DeSantis. Compared to the moron in PA, this man actually cares.

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