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Florida Governor DeSantis Declares State of Emergency Amid Storm

Ron DeSantis

Ron DeSantis

Photographer: Eva Marie Uzcategui/Bloomberg

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued a state of emergency for 24 counties, urging people to prepare for impact from a storm expected to make landfall as a hurricane. 

DeSantis has also requested federal funding sources for emergency protective measures, under which members of the Florida National Guard could be activated, according to a statement from his office.