President Joe Biden to visit Florida in response to Hurricane Ian
Joe Biden makes a last-minute swing through Florida.

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Before their stop in Florida, the pair will be visiting Puerto Rico, which was slammed with Hurricane Fiona in mid-September.

President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden are set to travel to Florida this Wednesday to survey the damage and ensuing recovery efforts caused by Hurricane Ian.

The White House has not yet disclosed details on the Bidens’ trip to Florida, including where they plan to visit. Before their stop in Florida, the pair will be visiting Puerto Rico on Monday after Hurricane Fiona slammed the island as a Category 1 storm on Sept. 18.

Ian made landfall Wednesday afternoon near Fort Myers at near-Category 5 strength, bringing with it torrential rain, tornadoes and massive storm surges that flooded a large swath of the Gulf Shore.

The hurricane became the fifth-most powerful to ever hit the U.S. after leveling areas in Fort Myers and Sarasota, leaving nearly 2.7 million people without power.

The hurricane has so far claimed 54 lives: 47 in Florida, four in North Carolina and three in Cuba. Search and rescue efforts are underway. As of Saturday morning, over 3,500 people and nearly 140 pets have been rescued by U. S. Coast Guard, federal, state and local search and rescue teams. The number of Federal teams supporting search and rescue operations has doubled.

On Thursday, Biden declared Hurricane Ian a major disaster and agreed the federal government will cover 100% of debris removal and emergency protective measures for the next 30 days in the state.

And, a new round of disaster declarations made Saturday evening adds Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns and Volusia counties to the list of counties now eligible to receive assistance from FEMA.

Kelly Hayes

Kelly Hayes studied journalism and political science at the University of Florida. Kelly was born and raised in Tampa Bay. A recent graduate, she enjoys government and legal reporting. She has experience covering the Florida Legislature as well as local government, and is a proud Alligator alum. You can reach Kelly at [email protected]


15 comments

  • Tom

    October 2, 2022 at 9:42 am

    Tropical 2 ocean tornadocane

  • Tom

    October 2, 2022 at 9:54 am

    Third time looks like the charm.
    POTUS was to come few months ago, his Covid stopped him. He was to over a week ago, the hurricane stopped that.

    They basically both need each other for now.
    Statecraft needed.

    It will be interesting to see how WH handles this. POTUS, WH staff and Psaki overplayed hand with America’s Gov during Covid. His brilliant handling of it showed the effective contrary way to address it.

    Gov Ron should address the idiocy from veep about federal relief per equity, what! Is Trans Sec Pete going to reroute highways too? Woke a joke clowns.

    They built him up into a national star. The rest is history. Present POTUS, future next POTUS!
    Passing of the torch.

    Gov Ron, people’s Gov.

    • Charlie Crist

      October 2, 2022 at 10:19 am

      Those areas hit by Ian were mostly areas that went for Trump in 2020. Methinks they might be too busy to vote in the gubernatorial election..also God knows how many Trump blue hairs and other mask refusers were killed by the Trump virus. Also people holding election conspiracy theory views doesn’t exactly motivate one to vote. You dummies are culling yourselves!

    • Tom

      October 2, 2022 at 11:52 am

      Tropical 2 sea whirlwind?

    • Tjb

      October 3, 2022 at 9:24 am

      Just a reminder that Florida’s Covid death rate on a per capita basis was worst than California and New York,.the two states that DeSantis would frequently mock for their poor Covid policies.

    • Tjb

      October 3, 2022 at 10:47 am

      Tom, regarding you praise of DeSantis and how the White House handled Covid.
      Just a reminder that Florida’s Covid death rate on a per capita basis was worst than California and New York, the two states that DeSantis would frequently mock for their poor Covid policies

  • Paul Pizzarelli

    October 2, 2022 at 11:57 am

    God bless Joe Biden. We want four more years. At least with Biden it’s peaceful… unlike under the Orange maniac. Lies, terrorism, attacks on democracy, exploitation, theocratic abuse, civil rights violations, just pure evil.

    • Rich

      October 3, 2022 at 8:35 am

      Are you a bit or just retarded? If you think Americans live better under this pedo potato then you clearly have a mental disability and are probably a pedo too.

  • Tom

    October 2, 2022 at 12:28 pm

    Joey degenerate corsin, your aliases overwhelm you. Legend Tom here.

    You grasp at straws with lies when you use use others names.

    Just a sick pathetic chinese boy scum bag. People suffering you mock. You are unable to conduct self in mature manner. You fake comments meaningless.

    • Joe Corsin

      October 2, 2022 at 1:43 pm

      “You fake comments meaningless”…uhhh what?😂
      Tropical 2 whirling sea wind?😂

      • Tom

        October 2, 2022 at 2:31 pm

        Total moron, well established.
        You ate a child, meaningless comments. You have no substance.
        Go back to mommy’s bed.

        • Joe Corsin

          October 2, 2022 at 6:32 pm

          “You ate a child” – Tom Dumbass

          • Tom

            October 2, 2022 at 8:28 pm

            Bang mommy, incest degenerate Joey corsin. Pig.

            Biden, Jacki are you here? No, I’m not dead moron!

            North Korea is our great ally. No, you cheap Willie Brown’s girl.

          • Joe Corsin

            October 2, 2022 at 11:21 pm

            “Biden Jacki are you here no I’m not dead moron” – Tom Dumbass 😆

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