YANKEETOWN, Fla. (WFLA) — Gov. Ron DeSantis held a press conference at the Yankeetown Water Plant, days after Hurricane Idalia made landfall in the Big Bend Region.

In it, he praised private donors like Chick-fil-a and Publix for helping donate meals to those affected by the hurricane.

Desantis’ press conference came the day after President Joe Biden, First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, and Sen. Rick Scott visited Live Oak to express federal support for Florida. DeSantis was not present at that event.

“As I’ve told your governor, if there’s anything your state needs, I’m ready to mobilize that support,” Joe Biden continued. “Anything they need related to these storms. Your nation has your back and we’ll be with you until the job is done.’’

You can watch the press conference in the video above.