Biden, DeSantis Meet in Florida Live Updates:

Live Updates

  • President Joe Biden and the first lady will travel to one of Florida’s hardest-hit areas for an update on recovery efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian.
  • The Biden’s will meet with local residents and business owners in Fort Myers on Tuesday afternoon and survey the ongoing recovery efforts.
  • Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell and other local leaders will also give Biden a briefing on the current response.
  • This comes as state and local leaders are under pressure for their storm response, including a delayed evacuation order.
  • Over 320k Florida customers are still without power, reports.
  • The death toll continues to grow to over 100 fatalities, with about half of the reported deaths in Lee County.

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Fort Myers Destruction Hurricane Ian

President Biden will visit one of Florida’s hardest-hit areas to receive a briefing from state and local leaders. In this aerial view, destruction left in the wake of Hurricane Ian is shown on October 02, 2022 in Fort Myers Beach, Florida.
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