DeSantis Gives Hurricane Ian Update 1 Month After Landfall

DeSantis Gives Hurricane Ian Update 1 Month After Landfall

A multitude of resources have been provided to those in need.

Jackson Bakich
Jackson Bakich
November 1, 2022

Now that the state of Florida has dealt with the aftermath of Hurricane Ian for 1 month, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) has released an update concerning the relief efforts and overall progress that has been made.

Perhaps the most impressive news out of the press release included the amount of money that has been raised for the Florida Disaster Fund since Ian made landfall. An incredible $50 million was raised in one month. The Florida Disaster Fund website includes resources such as a link to donate to the effort, different shelter options, mental health programs and internet access, individual FEMA assistance, and other resources.

It also includes resources from federal, state, the private sector, and faith-based organizations.

Moreover, First Lady Casey DeSantis alongside the Department of Health, the Department of Children and Families, and the State Disaster Recovery Mental Health Coordinator Sara Newhouse have issued complementary mental health resources, such as 3 months of free online therapy using the code HurricaneIan at

In addition, residents of Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Hardee, Lee, and Sarasota counties are eligible for FEMA’s Direct Temporary Housing Assistance as well.

Also, with the midterm elections just days away, it was a priority for the DeSantis administration to ensure safe, properly operated elections, even just weeks after a major storm hit Florida’s shores. In doing so, Gov. DeSantis issued an executive order which extended the number of early voting days as well as provide additional early voting locations.

A week from today, Floridians will be able to evaluate Governor DeSantis and his response to Hurricane Ian, as well as his administration’s job as a whole.

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Jackson Bakich

Jackson Bakich

Born in Orlando but raised in Lake County, Florida, Jackson Bakich is currently a senior at Florida State University. Growing up in the sunshine state, Bakich co-hosted the political talk radio show "Lake County Roundtable" (WLBE) and was a frequent guest for "Lake County Sports Show" (WQBQ). Currently, he is the Sports Editor of the FSView and the co-host of "Tomahawk Talk" (WVFS), a sports talk radio program covering Florida State athletics in Tallahassee.

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