FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. (WFLA) — Gov. Ron DeSantis spoke at a news conference in Fort Myers Beach on Wednesday.
Gov. DeSantis spoke in the “Times Square” area along the main drag of Fort Myers Beach, which was destroyed by Hurricane Ian.
The governor was joined by Florida Division of Emergency Management Director Kevin Guthrie, Senate President Designate Kathleen Passidomo, and Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno.
Gov. DeSantis announced a partnership with FEMA that would allow for expedited storm debris pickup by implementing new technology and working with state and local officials. DeSantis also announced that the state would work to help recover “titled property” (like cars, boats, etc.) that was washed onto peoples’ yards by the storm.
The governor said expedited debris removal would help the affected areas “come back to life”.
DeSantis did not take questions during the news conference.
You can watch the full news conference in the video player above.