Ron DeSantis Takes Action With Hurricane First Responders — It’s Not What You’d Expect

DeSantis Cooks Breakfast for Hurricane Ian First Responders

DeSantis Cooks Breakfast for Hurricane Ian First Responders

( – On October 1, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) stopped by a Waffle House in Charlotte County to cook up and serve breakfast to first responders and linesmen working to help residents in the wake of Hurricane Ian. The Category 4 storm, which was described as one of the worst to hit the US, had sustained winds of over 150 mph when it made landfall on the peninsula.

As of October 3, about 600,000 Floridians remained without power, after emergency workers restored electricity to about 1.7 million homes throughout the state. DeSantis’ visit to the local breakfast chain was just one of the ways he wanted to say thank you to those working around the clock during this tragedy.

So far, 61 people have been reported dead in The Sunshine State due to Hurricane Ian, in addition to at least seven from other states in its path. Countless neighborhoods across many counties have major flooding, making some roads impassable, while residents’ homes still have standing water.

On September 28, DeSantis made a plea for disaster relief funding from President Joe Biden and has been traveling to various areas to assist residents of his state. In addition to the Waffle House visit, he stopped to give out food and water to the Florida National Guard in Lee County, and to residents in Naples.

The governor has also been keeping Floridians up to date with various news conferences to report updates and disaster relief efforts as rescues continue to search for those still in peril. Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) is working with feeding agencies to “open kitchens for impacted and displaced” residents.

What do you think about DeSantis’ actions through this crisis?

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