Biden To Tour Storm Damage, Get Briefing From DeSantis

FILE - In this July 1, 2021, file photo President Joe Biden, right, looks at Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, left, during a briefing with first responders and local officials in Miami on the condo tower that collapsed in Surfside, Fla. As he prepares for a reelection bid next year that could propel him into a presidential campaign, the tragedy in Surfside is exposing voters to a different side of DeSantis. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

At a glance

  • President Joe Biden will visit Fort Myers, Fla., Oct. 5 and get a briefing from Gov. Ron DeSantis and FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell on Hurricane Ian recovery efforts.
  • DeSantis said he also will discuss the possibility of more federal assistance to help in the recovery. “If there is more FEMA can do, we’ll put that in,” DeSantis said.
  • In the wake of Hurricane Ian, which was a Category 4 storm when it slammed into southwest Florida, DeSantis and Biden have put aside their political differences to focus on the recovery.

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