Gov. Ron DeSantis Declares State of Emergency to Help Floridians Stuck in Israel

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Gov. Ron DeSantis Declares State of Emergency to Help Floridians Stuck in Israel

Gov.

Ron DeSantis , Declares State of Emergency , to Help Floridians Stuck in Israel.

The Florida governor signed the executive order on Oct.

12 as war in the Middle East rages on.

Unlike the governments of other countries, the Biden administration has failed to launch any form of rescue or evacuation operations for Americans, including Floridians, stranded in the region, and has failed to provide information requested by the State of Florida.

, Gov.

Ron DeSantis, via statement.

The order allows the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) to "carry out logistical, rescue and evacuation operations to keep its residents safe.".

Most major airlines have suspended flights to and from Israel at this time.

There are more than 20,000 Americans, including Floridians, in Israel who wish to return home but are unable to do so, Jason Mahon, Gov.

DeSantis' director of communications, via statement.

The state is currently "working on transporting supplies" and "arranging for chartered flights home for Floridians currently in Israel," an official said.

.

Florida's National Guard and State Guard have also been activated to help "as needed," 'New York Post' reports.

Earlier this week, DeSantis proposed new sanctions on Iran, which stands with Hamas.

It all does go back to Iran and the Biden administration, unfortunately, has let up on Iran.

Thatโ€™s part of the reason theyโ€™ve had a lot of money, we all need to come together as states and the federal government really turn the screws on Iran.

, Gov.

Ron DeSantis, via statement.

Citizens of Florida who are currently stuck in Israel can visit www.floridadisaster.org/Israel for help


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