Hurricane Ian made landfall on Florida’s southwest coast in September as a Category Four storm and left a path of destruction across the state.
Joe Biden’s cronies at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are dragging their feet with providing disaster relief to the storm’s victims.
But Ron DeSantis just made one announcement that put a big smile on the faces of Floridians still suffering from Hurricane Ian’s wrath.
In the days following Hurricane Ian’s landfall in Florida, Joe Biden visited the Sunshine State to get a first-hand look at the devastation and destruction caused by the Category Four storm.
Even though Biden has been at war with DeSantis since the pandemic, the President promised to put his political differences aside and swiftly approve requests for FEMA disaster relief assistance.
But that was during the middle of an election, when Biden wanted to appear bipartisan.
DeSantis announced a few weeks later that Biden’s FEMA initially denied the state’s funding request in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian.
However, as a true leader, DeSantis refused to allow Joe Biden to get in the way of providing assistance to Floridians.
DeSantis set up a private Florida Disaster Fund, which raised over $60 million for victims of Hurricane Ian.
But Biden’s FEMA is still getting in the way of recovery efforts.
“Both the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Florida Division of Emergency Management have trailer programs for those whose homes are being rebuilt due to damage from Hurricane Ian,” the Pine Island Eagle reported. “Because most homes on Fort Myers Beach are in a flood plain and high hazard area, state and federal regulations currently don’t allow trailers in those locations.”
“At an informational meeting last week, State Division of Emergency Management Director Kevin Guthrie said the state had to follow the same regulations as FEMA in the placement of trailers,” the Pine Island Eagle added.
But once again, DeSantis is refusing to allow Biden to get in the way of progress.
Guthrie informed DeSantis that Florida could issue the trailers, but might not be reimbursed for them if it did not wait for FEMA approval.
Appearing at the Yucatan Beach Stand on Fort Myers Beach, DeSantis said he has instructed the Florida Division of Emergency Management “not to wait on FEMA and to get trailers to those properties immediately.”
Guthrie is moving forward with issuing the trailers.
“Plain and simple, we are just going to get it done,” Guthrie said.
Ron DeSantis is willing to stand up and fight for Floridians even if it means taking on the federal government.
And this is why Florida voters rewarded him with a 19-point landslide re-election victory over Charlie Crist.
DeSantis Daily will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.