Team DeSantis returns after Biden calls vaccination a ‘vital part’ of hurricane preparedness

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ (right) team on social media assured the Sunshine State that its officials are ready and willing to help all Floridians who will be affected by Hurricane Ian, regardless of their vaccination status, after President Biden deemed getting vaccinated a “vital part”. ” hurricane preparedness.

“Let me be clear. If you’re in a state where hurricanes hit often like Florida or the Gulf Coast or Texas, a critical part of preparing for hurricane season is getting the shot,” Biden said. ahead of Hurricane Ian’s expected landfall on the west coast of Florida.

“Now everything is more complicated if you are not vaccinated in [sic] a hurricane or natural disaster strikes,” he continued, making an odd connection between getting vaccinated and preparing for a massive storm:

On Tuesday, the DeSantis war room answered Biden’s call for more vaccinations.

This is a strange and disconcerting assertion by @POTUS. Governor DeSantis and Florida’s world-class emergency management and first responders are ready to help all Floridians affected by #HurricaneIanregardless of vaccination status,” he said:

It’s still unclear what getting a Chinese coronavirus vaccine — which Americans have had ample opportunity to do — has to do with preparing for a massive storm, which is expected to bring catastrophic flooding, a “surge.” life-threatening storm” and mass power. outages across the state. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R), who held several press conferences about the storm, made no mention of vaccines because it had nothing to do with preparing for a massive hurricane.

Breitbart News reported:

“There is still uncertainty as to exactly where this landfall will be, but just understand that the impacts will be much, much wider than where the eye of the storm happens to make landfall,” he said, warning of “catastrophic flooding and deadly storms”. surge.” He also noted that some have drawn comparisons to Hurricane Charley, which hit the state in 2004. However, while that hurricane was “powerful as a category four,” DeSantis explained that he was smaller and most of the damage was caused by wind.With this storm, Hurricane Ian, historic storm surges and flooding are the biggest concerns.

According to the latest update from the NHC at the time of this writing, Hurricane Ian has maximum sustained winds of 120 mph. Much of the state is now under a tropical storm watch, tropical storm warning, hurricane watch, and hurricane warning.


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