FORT MYERS, Fla. – Today, Senator Rick Scott visited the Lee County Emergency Operations Center and assessed damage in local communities following the landfall of major Hurricane Ian.
Senator Rick Scott said, “Touring the Fort Myers area today was heartbreaking. Hurricane Ian devastated Southwest Florida and wrecked entire communities. Florida is an incredibly resilient state and now is the time that we come together and help those who have lost everything. I’m grateful for the hard work of the National Guard, Coast Guard, Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno and all of the law enforcement officers and first responders who are conducting search and rescue, clearing roads, restoring power and bringing fuel, food and water to communities impacted by Ian. I remain in constant communication with mayors, law enforcement, utilities, business and community leaders, and state and local officials to make sure we are getting them the help they need to assist families. I am fighting to make sure that FEMA and the entire federal government are working in total concert with state and local officials so we can get resources deployed quickly.”
See Senator Scott's Hurricane Preparedness Information webpage HERE. Senator Scott urges Floridians impacted by the storm to remain indoors until local officials determine conditions are safe. Stay up-to-date with information from your local Emergency Management officials. Impacted Floridians should not return home until the area is declared to be safe by local officials. Read more from FEMA about returning home HERE.