Governor Ron DeSantis Issues Updates on State Preparedness for Hurricane Ian – Governor Ron DeSantis

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Florida Requests President Biden Approve 100 Percent Federal Cost Share for Hurricane Ian for 60 Days
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis has held two briefings on Hurricane Ian at the State Emergency Operations Center and delivered remarks while meeting with linemen in North Central Florida. Full remarks are available herehere, and here.
Ian is currently a Category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 155 miles per hour, nearing a category 5. Because of the severity and devastation of this storm, Governor Ron DeSantis is requesting a Major Disaster declaration from President Biden for all 67 counties of the state. As part of this request, Governor DeSantis is also asking that President Biden approve a FEMA federal cost share of 100 percent for 60 days to support recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Ian. This FEMA funding would support debris removal and emergency protective measures (FEMA Categories A and B) to help counties that will be directly impacted by Hurricane Ian. The President has the authority to issue a waiver and increase the federal cost share for hurricane recovery. The approval of this funding has the potential to save Florida communities and the state hundreds of millions of dollars.
Current Watches and Warnings in Effect:
State preparation and response efforts include:
Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM)
Florida National Guard
Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE)
Florida Department of Health (DOH)
Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA)
Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD)
Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF)
Florida Department of Elder Affairs (DOEA)
Florida Department of Veterans Affairs (FDVA)
Florida Department of Education (DOE)
Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)
Transit and Rail
Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV)
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)
Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO)
Florida Housing Finance Corporation (Florida Housing)
Florida Lottery 
Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR)
Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR)
Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
Florida Department of Management Services (DMS)
An updated list of state building closures can be found here and a news release can be found here. Florida DMS Emergency Information Hotline is 888-336-7345 and has been updated with these closures.
Florida Department of Revenue
Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ)
Florida Department of Corrections (FDC)
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