Florida Govenor Ron DeSantis delivered an update on Thursday morning following the destruction of Hurricane Ian.
Ian was downgraded from a hurricane level 4 when it hit land to a tropical storm on Thursday morning.
Governor DeSantis says the state is still assessing the damage as the tropical storm crosses the state.
Brennan Prill posted this time-lapse video of the storm surge in Ft. Myers on Wednesday.
— Brennan Prill (@WxBrenn) September 28, 2022
Governor DeSantis held a press conference moments ago.
The damage is extensive especially in south-west Florida.
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) September 29, 2022
Governor DeSantis described the damage as that of a 500-year flood.
JUST IN: “The amount of water that’s been rising…is basically a 500-year flood event.”
— ABC News (@ABC) September 29, 2022
Florida was prepared.
Florida has more than 42,000 linemen already staged for power restoration efforts across the state. Thank you for being prepared to power up our state.
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) September 28, 2022