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Biden to meet with DeSantis during Florida trip to survey Hurricane Ian damage
Politics

Biden to meet with DeSantis during Florida trip to survey Hurricane Ian damage

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis will be among the people President Biden meets with during his trip to Florida to survey damage and relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Ian. The president and First Lady Jill Biden landed in Fort Meyers, Florida, early Wednesday afternoon, and immediately took an aerial tour to get a better look at the landscape.  Aircraft are seen as U.S. President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden visit Florida, U.S., October 5, 2022. EVELYN HOCKSTEIN / REUTERS More than 100 people have been reported dead in Florida and North Carolina, after Ian struck Florida's west coast last week and traveled inland and north, according to CBS News calculations. White House press s...
Uber offering discounted rides for Gulf Coast residents to shelters ahead of Hurricane Ian
Business

Uber offering discounted rides for Gulf Coast residents to shelters ahead of Hurricane Ian

Residents of Florida's Gulf Coast who need to evacuate to a shelter ahead of Hurricane Ian are eligible for a discounted Uber ride to do so, Governor Ron DeSantis' office announced. The discounted rides are eligible for residents in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Manatee and Pasco counties. DeSantis' office said that Uber will be offering the round-trip rides to and from state-approved shelters. The promotional code "IANRELIEF" will take up to $30 off the ride each way. FloridaDisaster.org maintains a list of shelters available. Hurricane Ian is expected to make landfall in Venice, Florida, on Wednesday, according to the latest forecasts, as roughly 2.5 million Florida residents are under evacuation orders. Roughly 2.5 million Floridians are under evacuation orders as Hurricane Ian, c...