Florida Governor DeSantis Updates On Aftermath of Hurricane Sally
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Even though Hurricane Sally has passed Florida, its impacts and widespread ongoing river flooding are continually felt in various parts of Florida (esp. in NW). Top priority is safety for people in affected area. So far no storm-related fatality has been reported. State of Florida has activated over 500 National Guard soldiers, helicopters, high water vehicles, and have been responsible for over 100 rescues. Many local first responders have also been performing various rescue operations. 50 members of FWC (Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission) have also rescued 20 people in the affected area.
During the peak of the storm, 250,000 homes’ power had been disconnected. So far, utility company has been able to restore power to 40,000 homes. Power companies are working 24/7 to restore power for all the affected area. Florida Highway Patrol and Florida Department of Transportation are working diligently to assist with restoration of power. Assistance is given to evacuate 85 residents of a Santa Rosa assisted living facility that is without power (Florida state law requires any long term care facility or medical facility to have on-site power generator). This is the only medical facility requiring evacuation. Florida division of emergency management has deployed 972,000 bottles of water and 179,000 meals. Mobile feeding kitchens are being set up and will be in operation tomorrow (Sep. 18, 2020). So far 9 general county shelters have been opened and 5 non-congregate hotel-shelters will also avail PPE (in light of the ongoing COVID-19) and spaces to those in need of shelters. Florida Department of Transportation has closed 6 bridges for safety and is performing inspection and push operation.
Please go to floridadisaster.org for much much more information.
On Thursday, September 17, 2020, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis gives update on Hurricane Sally in the video “WATCH LIVE: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis gives Hurricane Sally update“, below:
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