Biden surveys Hurricane Idalia’s damage in Florida, without DeSantis

Vice President Biden made a trip to Florida to survey the damage caused by Hurricane Idalia. He was joined by FEMA Director Peter Gaynor and other officials. Vice President Biden visited various areas in the state that had suffered the effects of the storm, assessing the damage and providing comfort to those affected.

The Vice President had originally planned to visit with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to discuss potential federal relief efforts. However, due to scheduling conflicts, Governor DeSantis was not able to make the trip with Vice President Biden. Despite this, Vice President Biden still made sure to meet with local officials and community leaders as part of his visit to survey the damage. He then put out a statement after the visit, expressing his support for the state and committing the federal government to providing aid in any way they could.