UPDATE: State of Emergency declared for state of Florida
SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Gov. Ron Desantis has issued Executive Order 22-219.
The state of emergency has expanded from multiple counties to statewide after Tropical Depression Nine strengthened into Tropical Storm Ian.
Gov. Ron DeSantis has issued a State of Emergency for 24 counties in the potential path of Tropical Depression 9.
Additionally, Governor DeSantis has requested a federal pre-landfall Emergency Declaration in anticipation of impacts from the storm. This declaration will make available important resources and support, as well as free up funding sources for emergency protective measures. Under this this emergency order, members of the Florida National Guard will be activated and on standby awaiting orders.
Sarasota and Manatee Counties are both included in the list.
Tropical Depression 9 has the potential to strengthen and become a major hurricane in the coming days.
The severity and track of Tropical Depression 9 will continue to evolve. Because of this and the potential for dangerous storm surge, heavy rainfall, strong winds, flash flooding, and the potential for isolated tornadic activity, Governor DeSantis issued the State of Emergency for the following 24 counties:
- Indian River
- Palm Beach
- St. Lucie
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