Gov. DeSantis gives update on Ian’s storm damage, emergency response in Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Gov. Ron DeSantis is gave an update Thursday on Ian as the devastating storm continues its move through Florida.


The governor spoke from the State Emergency Operations Center in Tallahassee.

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Joining DeSantis for the press conference is Florida Division of Emergency Management Director Kevin Guthrie.

Ian weakened to a tropical storm Thursday morning but is still producing strong winds, heavy rains, and storm surges across parts of Florida.

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DeSantis held several news conferences Wednesday as Hurricane Ian made landfall in Southwest Florida as a powerful Category 4 storm.

Channel 9 will provide continuing coverage of DeSantis’s news conference on-air and online.

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