Ron DeSantis Meets With FEMA, Offers Update on Hurricane Dorian

On Tuesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis met with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Acting Administrator Pete Gaynor and offered an update as Hurricane Dorian continues to impact the Sunshine State.

“I’d like to thank FEMA Acting Administrator Pete Gaynor for coming to Florida to meet with me and our team as our state awaits the final impacts of Hurricane Dorian,” said DeSantis on Tuesday night. “These potential impacts, including flooding, structural damage, storm surge and serious beach erosion in our coastal communities cannot be understated. I appreciate the support we’ve had from President Trump, FEMA and our neighboring states that have deployed resources, and we will continue to work with all of our partners until the storm threat has passed.”

“The images coming in from the Bahamas are gut wrenching, but show exactly how fortunate Florida has been with this storm, however, there will still be impacts in Florida from Hurricane Dorian,” said Florida Department of Emergency Management (DEM) Director Jared Moskowitz. “Throughout tonight and tomorrow, our state will still experience storm surge, high winds and other impacts along the coast, and I urge every Floridian to take these threats seriously. For the entirety of this storm, Florida has had great support from the federal government and other states, and we will continue to work closely with FEMA, other state agencies, legislators and our local partners to make sure we are coordinating every effort.”

The governor’s office offered this update on Tuesday night:

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for:
Jupiter Inlet to the Flagler/Volusia County Line

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for:
North of Deerfield Beach to Jupiter Inlet
North of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL to South Santee River, SC

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for:
North of Deerfield Beach to Jupiter Inlet
North of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL to Altamaha Sound, GA

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for:
North of Golden Beach to Deerfield Beach
Lake Okeechobee

A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for:
Lantana to the Flagler/Volusia County Line

A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for:
North of Deerfield Beach to south of Lantana

Information regarding Watches and Warnings can be found at the following link: https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MIATCPAT5+shtml/012123.shtml

EVACUATIONS
The following counties have issued mandatory evacuation orders for coastal areas:

Brevard County
Duval County
Flagler County
Indian River County
Martin County
Nassau County
Palm Beach County
Putnam County
St. Johns County
St. Lucie County
Volusia County

The following counties have issued voluntary/phased evacuation orders for coastal areas:

Glades County
Hendry County
Highlands County
Okeechobee County
Osceola County

For up to date information on evacuation orders, including exact locations and zones, please visit https://www.floridadisaster.org/evacuation-orders/.

 

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