Although the worst seems to be over, what happened was really terrible:
President Joe Biden said officials are hearing early reports of what may be a substantial loss of life due to Hurricane Ian, he said at a press conference at Federal Emergency Management Agency headquarters Thursday.
“This could be the deadliest storm in Florida history. The numbers we have are still unclear, but we’re hearing early reports of what may be substantial loss of life,” Biden said.
Biden also promised support to state and local officials as officials assess the damage caused by the storm, saying the federal government will cover the entire cost of clearing debris and of rebuilding public buildings like schools and state fire stations. The government will also be providing support to people with destroyed or damaged homes.
Our thoughts are with all LGM readers who are in or have loved ones in Florida, and hope you and/or they were spared the worst.