Washington DC, 29 September 2022 (TDI): The federal agencies and administration of the US have been directed by President of the US Joe Biden, to prepare for the impact of hurricane Ian as it reaches Florida.
All the available resources are to be used in the response and recovery plan in the aftermath of the storm.
The Biden-Harris Administration has pre-positioned equipment, resources, and Federal responders to respond to Hurricane Ian. If you are in the storm’s path, please follow the guidance of local officials. https://t.co/1f4mNlZF6d
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) September 28, 2022
In this regard, already 1300 federal workers are present on the ground for emergency operations support including urban research and rescue, power restoration, operations planning, and removing the debris.
Along with this, research and resource coordination has been established under the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
It includes personnel from different federal agencies including the U.S Coast Guard, the Department of Interior, the Defense Department, and the state of Florida. These teams will carry out rescue and research efforts when needed by land, sea, or air.
The medical team and ambulances are in contact with the local officials and 3.7 million meals have been prepared. Fuel and propane have also been pre-staged.
With Hurricane Ian moving across the state of Florida with more than 155 mph winds, the state and its administration along with the help of federal agencies are ready to respond.
The Governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis held a discussion with Joe Biden, regarding the preparation for the impact of the Hurricane.
He also thanked his counterparts for helping Florida by answering their call for assistance. Specifically, he thanked the governor of Alabama Kay Ivey, Governor of Tennessee Bill Lee, and Governor of Louisiana John Bel Edwards.
Florida is grateful. pic.twitter.com/Vbq26Auzx7
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) September 29, 2022
Hurricane Ian has been creating havoc in the American region. It was previously in the Caribbean region from September 21-22 impacting Venezuela, Colombia, Trinidad, and Tobago, with heavy winds and rain.
Later this hurricane moved towards Florida Peninsula and struck Cuba and Cayman Islands, and is now impacting the state of Florida.