Just as scientists and meteorologists forecast Hurricane Dorian to become a major storm that will probably impact Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis proactively declared a state of emergency to give local authorities ample time to get all of the resources in place.
DeSantis stated that he spoke to President Donald Trump and updated him on the state’s storm preparedness, adding that the president reassured him that Florida had his administration full support.
DeSantis has previously asked the president for more federal assistance to help Floridians still recovering from Hurricane Irma.
The Governor’s executive office has yet to announce any changes in his or Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nunez’s official schedule, but due to the growing threat and fluidity of the situation, we can only assume that plans will be changed.
Spoke with @realDonaldTrump @POTUS tonight at 8:45 pm to give him an update on #HurricaneDorian and he reassured me that #Florida has the full support of the federal government as residents prepare for the storm.
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) August 29, 2019
As Hurricane #Dorian approaches, I’ve declared a state of emergency to ensure local governments and emergency management agencies have ample time, resources and flexibility to get prepared. Please continue to follow local reports and @FLSERT for updates. https://t.co/FyQM6wd8er
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) August 28, 2019