Governors declare emergency as hurricane bears down on Florida

Posted 9 days ago


Emergency declarations have been issued for multiple states as Hurricane Isaias is expected to make landfall along the southeastern coast of Florida later in the day Saturday and into Sunday.

In Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) said Friday that the state of emergency extends to all counties in the path of Isaias. This includes Broward and Miami-Dade counties, the two most populous counties in the state.

I've signed Executive Order 20-181, declaring a state of emergency for counties in the path of Hurricane #Isaias. For those living on the East Coast, prepare now. Have 7 days of food, water, medicine & other supplies in case you lose power. Follow @FLSERT for updates.— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) July 31, 2020

The governor, a key ally of President Trump, also wrote to the president requesting a "pre-landfall emergency declaration" from the federal government.

The White House announced Saturday morning that Trump had approved the request, ordering federal assistance to support the state. The order authorizes the... (Read more)

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