Governor Ron DeSantis Issues Updates on Hurricane Ian RecoveryOn October 29, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — More than one month has passed since Hurricane Ian’s devastating landfall, and the State of Florida began delivering support to Floridians, their families, and businesses. Governor Ron DeSantis and First Lady Casey DeSantis continue to travel the state to meet with impacted Floridians and call on private partners to donate to the Florida Disaster Fund. The Florida Disaster Fund has raised more than $50 million since activation to provide financial assistance to our communities as they respond to and recover from times of emergency or disaster. To read more, click here. To contribute, visit www.FloridaDisasterFund.org or text DISASTER to 20222.
First Lady Casey DeSantis with the Department of Health, Department of Children and Families, and State Disaster Recovery Mental Health Coordinator Sara Newhouse have deployed free mental health resources to communities impacted by Hurricane Ian. Resilient Floridians and First Responders can visit this site to see a compilation of all mental health resources available to them. BetterHelp is offering 3 months of free online therapy, visit betterhelp.com/voucher and use code: HurricaneIan. Hurricane Ian survivors can speak with families who have recovered from Hurricane Michael, who are well acquainted with the road to rebuilding after loss, by calling the Family Support Line 888-850-SWFL.
To guide Floridians looking for their next-steps, FloridaStormRelief.com serves as a one-stop-shop to navigate all available assistance. Here you can find a check list for recovery following Hurricane Ian, resources for businesses, and ways to help Floridians impacted by Hurricane Ian.
State response efforts include:
Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM)
October 28, 2022
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RENT CONTROL : Less than two weeks before Election Day, a divided appeals court has rejected an Orange County ballot measure aimed at imposing rent controls.
TRANSGENDER TREATMENT: A joint committee of the Florida Board of Medicine and the Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine on Friday approved a proposal that could prevent doctors from providing treatments such as puberty blockers and hormone therapy to transgender people under age 18.