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Gov. Ron DeSantis held a press conference as Florida awaits Hurricane Ian’s arrival at the Pinellas County Emergency Operations Center on Monday. On Thursday DeSantis disputed a comment by President Joe Biden that Ian could be Florida's deadliest storm in history.
DeSantis said he anticipates there will be casualties from Hurricane Ian, but he disputes that it will approach the more than 2,500 killed in a 1928 storm.
PolitiFact | Still, presidents have an unusual degree of authority to declassify documents.
The threat posed by the natural disaster has ushered in a forced detente.
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  1. State Attorney Andrew Warren, right, and Governor Ron DeSantis, left.
  2. President Joe Biden speaks about the ongoing federal response efforts for Hurricane Ian from the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, Friday, Sept. 30, 2022.
  3. Hurricane debris is scattered throughout a Tamiami Village mobile home community on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, in North Fort Myers. Hurricane Ian made landfall on the coast of Southwest Florida as a Category 4 storm Wednesday afternoon, leaving areas affected with flooded streets, downed trees and scattered debris.
  4. Kevin Guthrie, director of the Florida Division of Emergency Management, speaks at a news conference as Florida awaits Hurricane Ian’s arrival at the Pinellas County Emergency Operations Center on Monday, Sept. 26, 2022, in Largo.
  5. Gov. Ron DeSantis held a press conference as Florida awaits Hurricane Ian’s arrival at the Pinellas County Emergency Operations Center on Monday. On Thursday DeSantis disputed a comment by President Joe Biden that Ian could be Florida's deadliest storm in history.
  6. A biker rides by boats that were run aground in the Legacy Harbour Marina in Fort Myers a day after Hurricane Ian hits the West Coast of Florida as a Category 4 storm, on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022.
  7. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis during a media briefing in Tallahassee before Hurricane Ian.
  8. President Joe Biden speaks during a celebration of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and to mark Disability Pride Month, in the Rose Garden of the White House, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, in Washington.
  9. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during a news conference at the Pinellas County Emergency Operations Center, Monday, Sept. 26, 2022, in Largo.
  10. In this July 1, 2021, photo, President Joe Biden, right, looks at Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, during a briefing with first responders and local officials in Miami on the condo tower that collapsed in Surfside.
  11. Barbara Schueler fills sandbags in a vacant lot in preparation for Hurricane Ian in St. Pete Beach on Sept. 26, 2022.
  12. U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist addresses supporters after he is announced the winner of his primary at his watch party In the Grand Bay Ballroom of the Hilton St. Pete Bayfront Hotel, 333 1st St SE, on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022 in St. Petersburg.
  13. Gov. Ron DeSantis held a news conference on Monday, Sept. 26, 2022, at the Pinellas County Emergency Operations Center in Largo. Tampa Bay is bracing for Hurricane Ian’s arrival.
  14. An aerial view of the rooftops pictured from the corner of Heronglen Drive and Heronview Cres Drive in Fishhawk Ranch, on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, in Lithia.
  15. A graphic from the National Hurricane Center released at 11 a.m. Sunday shows the earliest likely arrival times for tropical storm-force winds from Ian. Gov. Ron DeSantis urged Floridians on Sunday morning to prepare now for a storm that is expected to be a major hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico.
  16. On Nov. 8, voters will decide whether the city should sell its vacant City Hall to build two apartment towers, shaded at right, and the former Harborview site to build a 13-story hotel, shaded at left. The project also would include a two-story building with commercial space. The parcels border the city's $84 million ongoing renovation of Coachman Park, shown in the rendering's foreground.
  17. Florida Gov Ron DeSantis announces the suspension of Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren during a news conference at the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office administration building in Tampa.
  18. A Venezuelan migrant is led onto a bus at St. Andrews Episcopal Church on Sept. 16 in Edgartown, Mass on the island of Marthas Vineyard. A group of 48 migrants was flown to the island from Texas earlier this week, leaving them stranded.
  19. As Broward elections supervisor, Peter Antonacci spoke at the Voting Equipment Center in Lauderhill on the first day of in-person early voting on Oct. 19, 2020. He's been hired by Gov. Ron DeSantis to run the state's new elections crimes office.
  20. Tropical Depression Nine has formed.
  21. Immigrants gather with their belongings outside St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Wednesday Sept. 14, 2022, in Edgartown, Mass., on Martha's Vineyard. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday flew two planes of immigrants to Martha's Vineyard.
  22. Florida governor Ron DeSantis pictured April 9, 2022, in Jacksonville, Florida.
  23. St. Petersburg City Council members will likely select a new council member for District 7 on Oct. 6 to replace Lisa Wheeler-Bowman, who resigned after allegations surfaced that she didn't live in the district.
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