President Biden promises Florida mayors government aid as Hurricane Ian nears: As Hurricane Ian approaches Florida, President Joe Biden has contacted the mayors of three Florida communities to reassure them that the federal government prepare to provide food, shelter, and assistance after the storm.
A read-out of the conversation released by the White House said that Biden also advised the mayors to urge citizens to follow evacuation instructions.
According to FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell, the organization particularly worried about storm surges and the storm’s sluggish movement, which may cause persistent damage to Florida’s west coast.
She predicted that Florida residents would affected by this storm’s effects for a very long period. Since it expected to weaken to 5 miles per hour (8 kilometers per hour) when it approaches the state.
As it moved northward toward Florida, where inhabitants are nervously awaiting the massive storm, the Category 3 hurricane struck western Cuba on Tuesday, prompting evacuations, cutting electricity to over 1 million people, and knocking roofs off houses.
According to Criswell, the American government already has 128,000 gallons of gasoline, 300 members of the Army Corps of Engineers, 3.7 million meals, over 3 million gallons of water, 29 Red Cross shelters, 200 ambulances, and four medical teams in place.