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20220928 Governor Ron DeSantis Points Updates on State Preparedness for Hurricane Ian

20220928 Governor Ron DeSantis Points Updates on State Preparedness for Hurricane Ian

9/29/2022

This night, Governor Ron DeSantis issued updates on Hurricane Ian on the State Emergency Operations Heart with Division of Emergency Administration Director Kevin Guthrie. Full remarks can be found right here.

Ian made landfall earlier at this time in Cayo Costa with winds of 155 miles per hour, two miles per hour in need of a Class 5 hurricane. Reviews of main flooding and tornado-like injury are occurring in areas throughout the state. Ian will slowly transfer throughout central Florida earlier than exiting tomorrow afternoon. Floridians ought to proceed to take shelter indoors and heed native climate warnings.

Earlier at this time, Governor DeSantis requested a Main Catastrophe Declaration for all 67 counties and requested the federal authorities for 100{e46ca7c6e7bf7d0bd78d24fca46b8be3806feb1dd3b4d247f4558598e5ded644} reimbursement up entrance for 60 days to make sure we are able to rapidly transfer ahead into response and restoration. Usually, this request isn’t made till catastrophe assessments have been made after the storm.

Present Watches and Warnings in Impact:

  • Hurricane Warnings: Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee, Collier, Hendry, Glades, Hardee, Desoto, Highlands, Okeechobee, Osceola, Polk, Lake, Orange, Seminole, Brevard, Volusia
  • Hurricane Watches: Coastal Flagler, St. Johns, Duval, Nassau
  • Tropical Storm Warnings: Mainland Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Seaside, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, Pasco, Hernando, Citrus, Levy, Dixie, Marion, Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns, Clay, Duval, coastal Nassau, coastal Taylor, coastal Jefferson, coastal Wakulla, coastal Franklin
  • Tropical Storm Watches: Inland Nassau, Baker, Union, Bradford, Alachua, Gilchrist
  • Twister Watches: Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Collier, Desoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Indian River, Lee, Manatee, Martin, Miami-Dade, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Seaside, Polk, Sarasota, Seminole, St. Lucie
  • Storm Surge Warnings: Nassau, Duval, St. Johns, Flagler, Clay, Putnam, Levy, Citrus, Hernando, Pasco, Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee, Collier
  • Storm Surge – Heights above floor
    • Englewood to Bonita Seaside, together with Charlotte Harbor – 12-18 ft
    • Center of Longboat Key to Englewood – 6-10 ft
    • Bonita Seaside to Chokoloskee – 8-12 ft
    • Chokoloskee to East Cape Sable – 5-8 ft
    • Anclote River to Center of Longboat Key, together with Tampa Bay – 4-6 ft
    • Flagler/Volusia County Line to Altamaha Sound – 4-6 ft
    • Altamaha Sound to South Santee River – 3-5 ft
    • Suwannee River to Anclote River – 3-5 ft
    • St. Johns River north of Julington – 3-5 ft
    • St. Johns River south of Julington – 2-4 ft
    • East Cape Sable to Card Sound Bridge – 2-4 ft
    • South Santee River to Little River Inlet – 2-4 ft
    • Patrick Air Drive Base to Flagler/Volusia County Line – 1-3 ft
    • East of Little River Inlet to Cape Lookout – 1-3 ft
    • Dry Tortugas and Florida Keys – 1-3 ft

State preparation and response efforts embrace:

Florida Division of Emergency Administration (FDEM)

  • FDEM has compiled a Shelter in Place Survey to offer essential data to first responders throughout and after the anticipated landfall of Hurricane Ian. We’re asking all people within the impression space of Hurricane Ian that made the choice to shelter in place to finish the survey. Please go to FloridaDisaster.org/Data to search out the Shelter in Place Survey.
  • FDEM has activated the State Help Data Line (SAIL) to offer an extra useful resource for Floridians to obtain up-to-date data relating to Hurricane Ian. Residents and guests can name this toll-free hotline at 1-800-342-3557.
  • FDEM Liaisons have been recognized and deployed to counties to offer on-site response help and to conduct injury assessments after the storm.
  • On the route of FDEM Director and State Coordinating Officer Kevin Guthrie, Incident Administration Groups (IMT) from Ohio and Colorado are on-scene to make sure extra assist for response and restoration efforts after the storm.
  • FDEM is deploying a number of hundred shelter assist employees to handle staffing wants in counties which have opened their Particular Wants hurricane shelters. At the moment, greater than 200 public shelters are open and obtainable to impacted residents, with greater than 50 of those being Particular Wants Shelters.
  • FDEM is main the State Emergency Response Workforce (SERT) for the Hurricane Ian response, with greater than 350 SERT members staffing the State Emergency Operations Heart (SEOC).
  • FDEM has acquired greater than 1,100 useful resource requests for Hurricane Ian and fulfilled. Over 900 of those requests are presently being processed and are both en route or being mobilized. This contains the coordination of assets comparable to: vehicles of meals and water, mills and water pumps.
  • FDEM has loaded 360 trailers with over 3.5 million meals and over 1.8 million gallons of bottled water in preparation for distribution to impacted areas.
  • A number of hundred mills and pumps, along with particles tools, have been staged for response and restoration efforts.
  • 100,000 tarps to guard properties and permit extra residents to remain at house moderately than in a public shelter.
  • 5 Florida City Search and Rescue (USAR) Groups are activated and can be ready to deploy to impacted areas. Federal USAR Groups from Virginia, Texas, Ohio and Indiana are on-scene and stand prepared to help in response and restoration efforts.
    • FDEM is presently coordinating the supply of meals for first responders staged in Orange County.
  • FDEM is in fixed communication with all 67 county emergency administration workplaces and state businesses to coordinate protecting actions and wanted assets forward of potential storm impacts.
  • FDEM is coordinating with utilities to make sure crews are ready to reply and restore energy. As of three p.m., the Division has acquired experiences of 756,450 outages as a consequence of Hurricane Ian. Utility suppliers have greater than 42,000 linemen staged and ready for energy restoration efforts as quickly as situations are protected to take action.

Florida Nationwide Guard

  • A complete of 5,000 Florida Guardsmen are being activated to State Energetic Obligation and pre-positioned at armories throughout the state for Tropical Storm Ian response operations. As much as 2,000 Guardsmen from Tennessee, Georgia and North Carolina are additionally being activated to help.
  • As well as, the Florida Guard has mobilized and is on standby with 5 Route Clearance Groups and aviation property.
  • The Florida Nationwide Guard is well-equipped, with property together with high-wheeled automobiles, helicopters, boats, mills and extra.
  • Ten rotary wing property positioned to reply instantly after the storm makes landfall together with three CH-47 Chinook helicopters. The variety of plane obtainable is predicted to extend to assist operations within the subsequent 24 hours, to incorporate a number of from different states, in addition to different property obtainable from Division of Protection businesses.

Florida Division of Regulation Enforcement (FDLE)

  • FDLE regional assist and logistics groups all through the state are getting ready to deploy personnel and tools for a prepared response to the aftermath of the storm. FDLE has began pre-staging tools and cellular command posts at strategic places. Groups with chainsaws, tarps, and different provides are assembling.

Florida Division of Well being (DOH)

  • The State Surgeon Normal signed Emergency Order 22-004 authorizing licensed well being care professionals in good standing from out of state to apply in Florida in the course of the EO. These professionals embrace: Physicians, Osteopathic Physicians, Doctor Assistants, Superior Observe Registered Nurses, Registered Nurses, Licensed Sensible Nurses, Licensed Nursing Assistants, Paramedics, and Emergency Medical Technicians. As well as, the next licensed well being care professionals are approved to apply in Florida through Telehealth: Physicians, Osteopathic Physicians, Doctor Assistants, and Superior Observe Nurses. The EO could be discovered right here.
  • DOH and Company for Well being Care Administration have initiated Affected person Motion Mission to assist medical transport and evacuations of well being care services.
    • This mission is evacuating 15 hospitals in areas of anticipated landfall. DOH continues to evaluate and assist any extra crucial evacuations.
    • This mission additionally helps the evacuation of over 100 well being care services.
  • Over 400 ambulances, paratransit busses, and assist automobiles are responding to areas of Ian’s path.
  • DOH has ready for Particular Wants Shelter operations to start in areas of Ian’s path. A press launch has been deployed statewide for extra data on particular wants shelters.
  • The State Surgeon Normal has signed Emergency Order 22-001 waiving statutory procurement necessities to make sure DOH is ready to deploy crucial motion as a consequence of Hurricane Ian. This may be discovered right here.
  • The State Surgeon Normal has signed a letter to permit employees of the Division and Company for Well being Care Administration to journey previous curfews throughout state strains to conduct any crucial well being and security actions.
  • DOH has coordinated with the Workplace of Insurance coverage Regulation to distribute an alert relating to permitted early prescription refills throughout a State of Emergency. This alert was despatched to well being insurers, managed care organizations, well being entities, and licensed well being care suppliers. The alert could be discovered right here.
  • DOH has coordinated with Federal companions to assist the deployment of practically 100 people via numerous well being and medical groups. These groups stand prepared in Orlando, Atlanta, and Warner Robbins Air Drive Base in Georgia.
  • DOH continues to coordinate throughout 67 county well being departments on any crucial preparation assets, in coordination with county emergency managers.

Company for Well being Care Administration (AHCA)

  • AHCA has activated reporting within the Well being Facility Reporting System (HFRS) and is requesting all well being care suppliers report their census, obtainable beds, evacuation standing and generator standing data. This data permits AHCA to help well being care suppliers in transferring sufferers if wanted and guarantee well being care suppliers in impacted areas have the mandatory assets and sufficient energy.
  • Affected person Motion Mission (DOH 4052) is activated. This mission is a mixed effort by AHCA together with FHA, FHCA, LeadingAge, Florida Senior Dwelling and Florida Assisted Dwelling Associations.
  • This mission additionally helps the evacuation of practically 8,000 sufferers and residents from greater than 180 well being care services.
  • AHCA despatched a Medicaid Supplier Alert outlining Key Medicaid Data for Price-For-Service and Managed Care Suppliers throughout Hurricane Ian, this may be discovered right here.
  • AHCA has activated the Emergency Affected person Look-Up System (E-PLUS).  Particular wants shelters for 16 counties are capable of make the most of the system to retrieve affected person medical information. E-PLUS can be obtainable to help medical suppliers and emergency response personnel with finding lacking or displaced individuals after the storm.
  • 84.25{e46ca7c6e7bf7d0bd78d24fca46b8be3806feb1dd3b4d247f4558598e5ded644} of all services have reported into the Well being Facility Reporting System.
  • AHCA has accomplished 355 onsite visits in Nursing Properties and ALFs that had been beforehand recognized as out of compliance with generator necessities.
  • AHCA has recognized Dwelling Medical Gear suppliers that may help with supplying oxygen provides to Particular Wants Shelters.
  • AHCA partnered with Florida Well being Care Affiliation and Florida Hospital Affiliation to provoke statewide calls with long run care services and hospitals.
  • 100{e46ca7c6e7bf7d0bd78d24fca46b8be3806feb1dd3b4d247f4558598e5ded644} of working long-term care services have a generator on-site. The Generator Standing Map for long-term care services is out there right here.

Company for Individuals with Disabilities (APD)

  • APD is monitoring 100 APD-licensed group properties which have evacuated to make sure consumer security from Hurricane Ian. APD will present crucial steering for reentry when it’s applicable to take action.

Florida Division of Kids and Households (DCF)

  • DCF’s federal waiver request to launch SNAP advantages early in preparation for Hurricane Ian was accredited, and meals help advantages had been launched on Septmeber 27 to Floridians that could be impacted by Hurricane Ian. Extra data right here: ACCESS Florida – Florida Division of Kids and Households (myflfamilies.com)
    • 33 licensed group properties have been evacuated throughout the state.
    • DCF is sustaining contact with contracted companions, together with, Managing Entities, Neighborhood Primarily based Care lead businesses, and child-care suppliers to make sure Florida’s communities stay apprised of all storm updates.
    • DCF is guaranteeing all Psychological Well being Remedy Amenities and methadone remedy packages are ready for the storm.

Florida Division of Elder Affairs (DOEA)

  • DOEA service suppliers across the state are in progress or have accomplished check-in and informational calls to their senior purchasers.
  • Space Companies on Growing older which can be anticipated to be impacted by Hurricane Ian have been distributing shelf-stable meals to their house supply meal purchasers.
  • The Division of Financial Alternative launched emergency funds for the Emergency Dwelling Power Help for the Aged Program that can permit the Division of Elder Affair’s suppliers to help low-income seniors with a wide range of bills, together with reestablishing electrical energy, helping with transportation prices, and extra.
  • Space Companies on Growing older within the affected areas are coordinating with different businesses to reply native Elder Helpline calls throughout energy outages (1-800-96-ELDER).

Florida Division of Veterans Affairs (FDVA)

  • Veterans enrolled in VA Well being Care in want of routine or pressing care companies within the projected path of the storm can contact VA Well being Join, also referred to as the VISN 8 Medical Contact Heart, at 1-877-741-3400.
  • The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System will shut the next places for in particular person and process appointments:
    • C.W. Invoice Younger VA Medical Heart: Monday, September 26 via Thursday, September 29. This closure extends to the Emergency Division.
    • North Pinellas and St. Petersburg VA Clinics: Wednesday, September 28 and Thursday, September 29.
    • Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte VA Clinics: Wednesday, September 28.

Florida Division of Training (DOE)

  • Early Studying Coalitions have closed within the following counties: Bradford, Baker, Brevard, Broward, Citrus, Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Dixie, Duval, Flagler, Gilchrist, Glades, Hardee, Highlands, Hendry, Hernando, Hillsborough, Indian River, Lake, Lee, Levy, Martin, Manatee, Marion, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Nassau, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Seaside, Pasco, Putnam, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota, Seminole, Sumter, St. Johns, St. Lucie, Volusia.
  • The Florida Division of Training is constantly updating their web site with faculty district closures, in addition to State College System and Florida Faculty System Closures.
  • As of 5 p.m. closures have been introduced in 59 faculty districts, 24 Florida Faculty System establishments and 11 State Universities. For a full record of closures, go to fldoe.org/storminfo.

Florida Division of Transportation (FDOT)

  • Present situations are extremely hazardous. Floridians ought to keep indoors and keep off the roads till it’s confirmed protected to journey.
  • FDOT has bridge inspectors staged and able to examine bridges as quickly as it’s protected to take action. Notice: For security, bridges have to be inspected in daylight.
  • FDOT Minimize and Toss Crews are staged and able to start clearing the trail for first responders as quickly as it’s protected to take action.

 

Bridges

  • Bridges have been closed in Central Florida. The entire record of closures contains:
    • Manatee County
    • Bridge at S.R. 64 / Manatee Ave East
    • Cortez Bridge
    • Sarasota County
    • John Ringling Causeway
    • Pinellas County
    • Sunshine Skyway Bridge

Tolls

  • Tolls have now been suspended on roadways in Central Florida. The entire record of toll services embrace:
    • SR 91 Turnpike Mainline from Osceola Parkway (MP249) north to I-75
    • SR 417 – Southern Connector Extension, Central Florida Greeneway and Seminole Expressway
    • SR429 – Western Beltway
    • SR429 – Wekiva Parkway
    • SR408 – Holland East-West Expressway
    • SR528 – Beachline Expressway
    • SR414 – John Land Apopka Expressway
    • SR538 – Poinciana Parkway
    • SR453
    • SR551 – Goldenrod Highway Extension
    • I-4 Specific
    • Polk Parkway in Polk County
    • Suncoast Parkway in Pasco, Hernando, and Citrus County
    • Veterans Expressway, the I-4 Connector, and the Selmon Expressway in Hillsborough County
    • Pinellas Bayway and Sunshine Skyway Bridge in Pinellas County
    • Alligator Alley in Collier and Broward Counties

 

  • Up to date toll suspension data, together with these west coast roadways whose tolls have already been suspended, could be discovered at fdot.gov/IanTollSuspension

Ports

  • All ports presently have sufficient gasoline provides and are staging applicable measures to be well-positioned after the storm in an effort to rapidly reinstate operations and hold gasoline provides transferring.
    • Ports which can be presently closed: Port Tampa Bay, Port of St. Petersburg Seaport Manatee, Port of Fort Pierce, Port of Palm Seaside, and Port of Key West, Port Canaveral.
    • Ports which can be open whereas getting ready for storm impacts: Port Everglades, PortMiami, Port Fernandina, JAXPORT (closure anticipated Wednesday), Port of Pensacola (with restrictions), Port Panama Metropolis, and Port St. Joe

Airports

  • Present standing is listed under. Whereas some services have scheduled closures, particular person airways could determine to stop flights sooner than that.
    • Tampa Worldwide Airport will droop operations at 5pm Tuesday September 27 and won’t reopen earlier than Friday, September 30
    • St.Pete/Clearwater Worldwide Airport will shut at 2pm Tuesday September 27
    • Sarasota Bradenton Worldwide Airport- Airport will shut 8pm native Tuesday September 27 via 8pm Thursday September 29
    • Southwest Florida Worldwide Airport – All flight operations are cancelled at Southwest Florida Worldwide Airport for Wednesday, September 28. Many flights have additionally been cancelled for Thursday.
    • Tallahassee Worldwide Airport- At the moment open and persevering with storm preparations
    • Pensacola Worldwide Airport- At the moment open and persevering with storm preparations
    • Punta Gorda Airport- At the moment open and persevering with storm preparations
    • Orlando Worldwide Airport- Closing Wednesday, September 28 at 10:30 am
    • Orlando Sanford Worldwide Airport- Passenger terminal closing at 5pm. Airport Facility closing at 11PM. Flights on Wednesday and Thursday are cancelled

Transit and Rail

  • HART suspended all transit service
  • HART, Pasco, and LeeTRAN suspended fares
  • Transit businesses targeted on life-sustaining journeys
  • Amtrak service cancelled south of Jax September 27-29
  • Regional Rail (Florida Central, Florida Midland, Florida Northern and Port Manatee Railroads) will shut down operations starting at this time, September 27 at midnight.

Florida Division of Freeway Security and Motor Automobiles (FLHSMV)

  • The Florida Freeway Patrol (FHP) is ready to escort giant convoys of utility and preliminary response crews into impacted areas as quickly as climate permits.
  • FHP is continuous to satisfy missions as they’re acquired, comparable to essential response staff escorts, site visitors management, bridge closures, and requests for top water automobiles.
  • FHP is helping FDOT with bridge closures throughout impacted areas, together with the Sunshine Skyway Bridge.
  • FHP is putting Troopers at open service plazas on the Florida Turnpike to assist motorists.
  • FHP accomplished an escort of volunteer shelter staff convoying from out of state to Pinellas County to assist sheltering efforts in Florida as a consequence of Hurricane Ian.
  • FHP has deployed a cellular command middle to the State Emergency operations Heart to offer enhanced communication capabilities and extra assets.
  • Greater than 1,700 sworn FHP members are prepared to help with enhanced evacuation and response efforts.
  • FHP has activated 12-hour Alpha, Bravo shifts for greater than 500 Troopers throughout Florida gulf coast.
  • FHP has positioned 330 Fast Reactionary Drive troopers on standby, prepared to maneuver into affected areas rapidly to offer quick reduction.
  • FHP has strategically staged high-water rescue automobiles to help search and rescue and injury evaluation efforts.
  • FHP has strategically staged its fixed-wing plane to observe site visitors routes and to help search and rescue and injury evaluation efforts.
  • FHP has positioned its unmanned aerial automobile groups on standby to help in search and rescue and injury evaluation efforts.
  • FHP Regional Communications Facilities are getting ready to carry out take-over companies for different impacted FHP dispatch facilities to make sure all state regulation enforcement officers proceed to obtain dispatch companies.
  • FHP is offering liaisons to affected county emergency operations facilities.
  • FHP encourages evacuating motorists to report disabled automobiles or harmful driving situations to *FHP (*347).
  • FLHSMV driver license and motorcar service middle closures could be discovered right here.
  • FLHSMV has issued Emergency Order 092422, which:
    • Waives particular necessities for industrial motor automobiles offering emergency reduction; and
    • Waives the substitute charges for driver’s license and identification credentials, automobile registrations and titles, vessel registrations and titles and momentary parking permits for impacted people.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Fee (FWC)

  • 25 FWC officers from the Northwest Area are standing by to reinforce the primary wave of response models, with extra four-wheel drive automobiles, vessels, UTVs, ATVs and different tools.
  • 81 FWC officers and a couple of automobile and vessel mechanics are ready to deploy following the storm’s passing, anticipated Thursday morning.
  • 15 FWC Particular Operations Group officers from the Northwest Area are staged in Orlando with City Search and Rescue Groups for pre-landfall briefings and preparation for quick insertion into the affected space following the storm’s passing.
  • The FWC can be deploying 1 cellular command trailer and three BERG models to offer communications and operational assist within the occasion lodging, energy and water is probably not obtainable to responding models.
  • FWC officers in all 67 Florida counties are on heightened alert standing, in anticipation of sturdy winds, heavy rains and flooding due to Hurricane Ian.
  • FWC Particular Operations Group (SOG) groups will function reconnaissance models for the State EOC and report again on injury after the storm has made landfall.
  • FWC Aviation Part has readied all applicable plane for deployment for EOC aerial help, reconnaissance, and post-storm injury assessments.

Florida Division of Financial Alternative (DEO)

  • DEO has activated the personal sector hotline at 850-815-4925 from 8:00 a.m. to six:00 p.m. Inquiries may be emailed to [email protected].
  • DEO is working with its private-sector companions to offer updates at FloridaDisaster.biz/CurrentDisasterUpdates associated to provide chain issues, stock storages of emergency provides, and basic issues and priorities of the enterprise group.
  • Companions together with Walmart and Publix have indicated that they’re continuously bringing extra provides into the state to restock stock.
  • Publix has delivered greater than 700 truckloads of water equal to virtually one million circumstances, delivered greater than 3 million kilos of ice, and is storing double retailer’s regular volumes. Previous to closing shops impacted by the storm, Publix donated perishable merchandise to native police, firefighters, and emergency response groups, and in addition ensured that associates that work close by and put together these shops for the storm acquired donated product for themselves and their households. Publix associates have diligently taken care of their clients, communities, and one another.
  • AT&T is waiving speak, textual content, and information overage expenses for AT&T Postpaid & PREPAID clients with billing addresses in 828 zip codes throughout Florida from September 28, 2022, via October 28, 2022, to maintain clients related earlier than, throughout and after any main storm occasion.
  • Rosen Resorts and Resorts is activating their Florida Residents Distressed Charges to offer Floridians a protected, inexpensive place to trip out Hurricane Ian. Evacuees can name 866-33-ROSEN (76736) to order a room.
  • VISIT Florida has activated the Emergency Lodging Portal at Expedia.com/Florida, which is up to date with the most recent on obtainable listings.
  • Comcast has opened Xfinity WiFi hotspots in Central, North and Southwest Florida, and the Panhandle for Xfinity clients and non-customers to remain related throughout and after the storm. Particulars can be found at Florida.Comcast.com/2022/09/27/comcast-opens-free-xfinity-wifi-hotspot-network-as-hurricane-ian-approaches/.
  • Lowe’s continues to have shops open in counties indirectly impacted by Hurricane Ian to obtain storm and recovery-related merchandise, comparable to mills, water, fuel cans, sand, plywood, batteries, flashlights, and different supplies. Moreover, 30 gasoline vehicles are staged at Lowes retailer places for re-entry after the storm. Lowe’s is leveraging its huge provide chain community to convey a lot wanted response product into the state.
  • The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Affiliation is getting the phrase out to lodging institutions to chill out their pet insurance policies and to share that there are nonetheless obtainable lodges and different lodging obtainable from Tallahassee to Pensacola and Palm Seaside, Broward and Dade.
  • Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) is in common communication with seaport, rail, airport, gasoline, and energy suppliers to coordinate between private and non-private sector companions guaranteeing that help, items, and companies throughout and after the storm are being delivered.
  • As households evacuate and create their emergency plans forward of Hurricane Ian, UHaul is providing 30 days of free storage and U-Field container utilization at 43 Florida places. Discover extra data at www.uhaul.com/about/ listed below “Prime Tales.”
  • Personal-sector associate, Uber, is providing round-trip rides to and from Southwest Florida shelter places in Orange, Brevard, Seminole, Volusia, and Osceola counties listed at www.FloridaDisaster.org/PlanPrepare/Shelters. Riders can enter promotional code IANRELIEF within the app to redeem a free round-trip as much as $30 every means. Rides have to be requested to or from any state-approved evacuation shelter in Florida.
  • DEO is updating www.FloridaDisaster.biz with real-time data for enterprise house owners to organize their companies, households, and staff for Hurricane Ian.
  • DEO has alerted the statewide Neighborhood Motion Company (CAA) Community to provoke catastrophe preparedness actions following the Emergency Order.
  • DEO’s Secretary Dane Eagle distributed a memo on Tuesday, September 27, 2022, releasing $1.4 million in Low-Earnings Dwelling Power Assistant Program (LIHEAP) set-aside emergency funding to be used by LIHEAP suppliers throughout the state to assist preparedness actions comparable to transportation and momentary housing to protect well being and security.
  • DEO’s Rebuild Florida staff continues to observe Hurricane Ian and is getting ready to remobilize their catastrophe restoration efforts following a protected passage after the storm.
  • Profession facilities within the following counties could expertise momentary closures following county closure bulletins:
    • CareerSource Gulf Coast
    • CareerSource North Florida
    • CareerSource Florida Crown
    • CareerSource Northeast Florida
    • CareerSource North Central Florida
    • CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion
    • CareerSource Flagler Volusia
    • CareerSource Central Florida
    • CareerSource Brevard
    • CareerSource Pinellas
    • CareerSource Tampa Bay
    • CareerSource Pasco Hernando
    • CareerSource Polk
    • CareerSource Suncoast
    • CareerSource Heartland
    • CareerSource Analysis Coast
    • CareerSource Palm Seaside County
    • CareerSource Broward
    • CareerSource South Florida
    • CareerSource Southwest Florida

VISIT FLORIDA

  • VISIT FLORIDA has activated its Emergency Lodging Module on Expedia to offer real-time lodge availability and lodging assets for impacted Floridians and guests.
  • VISIT FLORIDA is working with expedia and their companions to encourage versatile pet insurance policies and cancellation/change charges.

Florida Housing Finance Company (Florida Housing)

  • Florida Housing has ensured that every one present listings are updated within the occasion that households have to rapidly relocate at www.FloridaHousingSearch.org.
  • Every SHIP workplace has an adopted catastrophe technique that enables for help within the quick aftermath of a declared catastrophe. Methods could embrace momentary relocation and rental help, particles removing and short-term repairs to forestall additional injury to the construction or to permit for occupancy till additional repairs are made. Please contact your native workplace straight for extra data: Native Authorities Data (floridahousing.org)

Florida Lottery 

  • The Lottery’s Gainesville and Jacksonville District Workplaces can be closed to staff and the general public starting Thursday, September 29 till additional discover.
  • The Lottery’s Tampa, Fort Myers, Orlando, Miami, and West Palm Seaside District Workplaces additionally stay closed to staff and the general public till additional discover.
  • Gamers are inspired to go to www.flalottery.com for probably the most up-to-date data relating to Lottery workplace closures.

Florida Division of Enterprise and Skilled Regulation (DBPR)

  • DBPR Emergency Order 2022-01 extends the renewal deadline from September 30 or October 1, 2022, to October 31, 2022, for the next licenses:
  • Actual Property: Gross sales Associates, Dealer Gross sales Associates, Brokers, Company Brokers, Partnerships, and Firms and Department Workplaces;
  • Alcoholic Drinks: Retail Distributors, Distributors, Producers, Importers, Brokers, Gross sales Brokers, and Passenger Frequent Carriers;
  • Medicine, Units, and Cosmetics: Prescription Drug Wholesalers, Prescription Drug Wholesaler – Dealer Solely, Out-of-State Prescription Drug Wholesalers, and All Different DDC Licenses;
  • Resorts and Eating places: Public Lodging Institutions, Trip Leases, Timeshare Tasks, and Public Meals Service Institutions; and
  • Neighborhood Affiliation Managers.
  • Licenses renewed on or earlier than October 31, 2022 shall be thought-about as well timed renewals and won’t be assessed any late charges.
  • DBPR Emergency Order 2022-01 additionally extends the deadline for the submitting of month-to-month experiences and returns by sure alcoholic beverage and tobacco license holders from October 10, 2022, to October 31, 2022.  Moreover, the order suspends and tolls via October 31, 2022, all closing orders reflecting closing company motion and all time necessities and deadlines for submitting responses outlined in company orders.
  • DBPR Board Assembly cancellations and different updates could be discovered at http://myfloridalicense.com/emergency.
  • DBPR’s Division of Medicine, Units and Cosmetics is coordinating with wholesale distributors of prescribed drugs and medical gases to offer data and assist regarding exceptions for the emergency distribution of those essential provides the place wanted.

Workplace of Insurance coverage Regulation (OIR)

  • OIR issued Emergency Order 300997-22-EO in response to Hurricane Ian relating to the extension of grace durations, limitations on cancellations and nonrenewals, deemers and limitations on “use and file” filings. This Emergency Order is issued to guard the general public well being, security and welfare of all Florida policyholders.
  • OIR instituted an information name for the aim of amassing disaster claims information associated to Hurricane Ian. OIR is requiring day by day disaster claims reporting for Hurricane Ian beginning Friday, September 30 to help with figuring out the impression of Hurricane Ian on Florida’s insurance coverage business. Extra data relating to disaster claims information and reporting is out there right here.

Florida Division of Environmental Safety (DEP)

  • Following the issuance of the Governor’s Govt Order, DEP issued an Emergency Last Order waiving allowing necessities for the storage and processing of stable waste, together with storm particles.
  • DEP has additionally issued an Emergency Last Order to expedite crucial restore, substitute and restoration of buildings, tools, floor water administration programs, works and different programs broken by the storm.
  • Inspectors accomplished pre-storm seashore surveys in all shoreline counties.
  • Hazardous Space Response Groups are getting ready for potential evaluation and deployment to impacted areas.
  • All important Hazardous Waste services throughout the affected counties have been contacted to make sure all pre-storm landfall preparations are being made.
  • Florida state park closures could be discovered at www.floridastateparks.org/StormUpdates.
  • Guests with present tenting and cabin reservations at impacted parks can be notified of their reservation standing.
  • WaterTracker is energetic, DEP’s on-line portal for wastewater and consuming water services to report their operational standing.

Florida Division of Administration Providers (DMS)

  • The Telecommunications Division is working with telecom companions to make sure that the state’s communications networks have redundancies and stay operations for first responders to answer Floridians in the course of the storm.
  • An up to date record of state constructing closures could be discovered right here and a information launch could be discovered right here. Florida DMS Emergency Data Hotline is 888-336-7345 and has been up to date with these closures

Florida Division of Income (DOR)

  • Florida’s momentary licensing program, which permits exporters, petroleum carriers, and importers to request a brief license throughout a catastrophe or declared state of emergency, has been activated. Candidates are usually not required to submit a charge, safe bonding, or bear a background test in the event that they apply for and obtain a brief license.
  • Following the issuance of the Governor’s Govt Orders, DOR issued Emergency Order 22-001 to permit as much as 14 days for native taxing authorities to reschedule or postpone closing millage and price range hearings. Moreover, DOR Emergency Order 22-001 authorizes county tax collectors to just accept September 30 installment funds with relevant reductions from property taxpayers via October 14, 2022.

Workplace of Monetary Regulation (OFR)

  • OFR created an emergency assets webpage with useful data for Floridians, together with useful resource lists for companies and people to contact their monetary companies suppliers.

Florida Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ)

  • DJJ services within the projected impacted areas have mills within the occasion of lack of energy, and ensured meals, medication, and emergency provides are stocked and prepared.

Florida Division of Corrections (FDC)

  • FDC’s emergency operations middle is working 24-hours a day and protecting in fixed contact with the state EOC and each facility statewide.
  • All inmates housed in services impacted by Hurricane Ian are protected, safe and have ample meals and water provides. All establishments have back-up energy mills within the occasion industrial energy is misplaced.

Enterprise Florida Inc. (EFI)

  • Enterprise Florida activated its Catastrophe Help web page with a listing of state and federal assets obtainable for companies to make the most of of their mitigation, preparedness, response, and restoration actions.
20220928 Governor Ron DeSantis Points Updates on State Preparedness for Hurricane IanUp to date: Thursday, September 29, 2022