The president of the United States, Joe Biden, will approve a disaster area declaration over the Florida territories affected by Hurricane “Ian”which will make it possible to increase federal aid to mitigate its effects, as promised this morning to the governor of that state, Ron DeSantis.
The White House reported the call Biden made to DeSantis to discuss steps to take in response to the damage caused by the hurricane.
Among these steps, he announced the declaration of disaster, and also explained that the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Deanne Criswell, will travel to Florida again tomorrow to supervise the response that is being given and study the additional aid. that is necessary.
Both Biden and DeSantis, according to the White House, they committed to continue maintaining contact and coordination to respond to this disaster.
The governor of Florida affirmed this Thursday that Ian’s impact in the southwest of the state was “historic” and the damage caused was alsoand reported two deaths, of which it remains to be seen if they are directly linked to the cyclone.
“We’ve had two unconfirmed deaths, in the sense that we don’t know if they are related to the storm. Our guess is that they probably are,” DeSantis said at a news conference in Tallahassee, the state capital.
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