MIAMI, FL - Congressman Carlos A. Gimenez (FL-26) joined a letter to President Joe Biden led by U.S. Senators Rick Scott and Marco Rubio, along with the Florida congressional delegation, in support of Governor Ron DeSantis’s request to approve a Major Disaster Declaration in response to Hurricane Ian.

The full letter of the text is below.

Dear Mr. President:

We write in support of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ request for a Major Disaster Declaration due to Hurricane Ian, which is currently causing catastrophic conditions as a Category 4 major hurricane. Hurricane Ian’s historic size, sustained winds and dangerously slow pace, which stand to affect virtually the entire state, will produce significant flooding, massive power outages and widespread damage throughout Florida. As such, we request that you promptly approve Governor DeSantis’ request for a Major Disaster Declaration for all of Florida’s 67 counties.
This historic hurricane will continue to impact the state for some time, and the full extent of damage will not be known for days. However, approving this declaration request will allow Floridians to be better prepared for the recovery phase. As such, we urge you to approve the State of Florida’s request for a Major Disaster Declaration, which will provide the assistance necessary for our constituents to recover and rebuild. 

Floridians are incredibly resilient, and with cooperation at all levels of government, we will rebuild stronger than ever. Thank you for your prompt attention to this important matter.


Congressman Gimenez joined Fox Business’s Cavuto to discuss Hurricane Ian 

Congressman Gimenez joined Spicer & Co. to discuss Hurricane Ian after landfall 

Congressman Gimenez joined Fox Business’s Evening Edit to discuss Hurricane Ian and the plan after landfall 

Congressman Gimenez joined Newsmax to discuss Hurricane Ian’s damage