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Joe Orlandini, center, background, and Shannon Orlandini, right, evacuated from Fort Myers Beach with their children on Thursday, Sep 29, 2022, after Hurricane Ian made landfall overnight on Wednesday.
Some residents said evacuation orders came too late. Gov. Ron DeSantis said forecasts left few options.
The cost of the storm could fall on the federal government or homeowners themselves.
It will be his first visit to Florida since the condominium collapse in Surfside.
DeSantis announced that Elon Musk, the SpaceX and Tesla Motors CEO, has donated 120 Starlink satellites

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  1. Residents of Pine Island, Fla., leave the island by boat after Hurricane Ian left widespread damage across the island, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022.
  2. The townhome located in the 5300 block of Bayshore Blvd. belonging to Perla Haydee Huerta pictured on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022, in Tampa. Huerta allegedly recruited migrants onto Gov. Ron DeSantis’ flights to Martha’s Vineyard from San Antonio in September.
  3. In this  Sept. 23 photo, former President Donald Trump listens to applause from the crowd as he steps up to the podium at a rally in Wilmington, N.C. Lawyers for Trump asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to step into the legal fight over the classified documents seized during an FBI search of his Florida estate.
  4. Gov. Ron DeSantis holds a news conference last week at the Pinellas County Emergency Operations Center in Largo as Florida awaits Hurricane Ian's arrival. By the middle of this week, many of the state’s political strategists say they expect campaigns to be back in full swing.
  5. Al Hernandez, left, and James Washington are competing for the Pasco County School Board District 1 seat in the Nov. 8, 2022 general election.
  6. Elementary school students from Classical Preparatory School gather at the table where Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the "Parental Rights in Education" bill, aka the "don't say gay" bill, during a news conference in March at the school in Shady Hills. U.S. District Judge Allen Winsor on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit challenging the law, finding that plaintiffs did not show they had legal standing.
  7. Kim Vogel, left, the District 1 representative of the Citizens Redistricting Commission, and Rev. J.C. Pritchett II, who represents District 7, listen as members discuss a map proposal on Monday in St. Petersburg. The commission approved a new map despite the departure of Lisa Wheeler-Bowman, who resigned after complaints against her and Rev. J.C. Pritchett II brought up conflict of interest accusations about their involvement in the redistricting process.
  8. Ron DeSantis speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference at The Rosen Shingle Creek on Feb. 24, 2022, in Orlando.
  9. Kevin Guthrie, director of the Florida Division of Emergency Management, says the goal is to restore power by Sunday for all customers whose power lines and infrastructure can still receive electricity.
  10. A mobile home in the Iona community in Fort Myers on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022, was damaged by the storm surge caused when Hurricane Ian struck the area.
  11. 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.
  12. State Attorney Andrew Warren, right, and Governor Ron DeSantis, left.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis during a media briefing in Tallahassee before Hurricane Ian.
  19. 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.
  20. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during a news conference at the Pinellas County Emergency Operations Center, Monday, Sept. 26, 2022, in Largo.
  21. 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.
  22. Barbara Schueler fills sandbags in a vacant lot in preparation for Hurricane Ian in St. Pete Beach on Sept. 26, 2022.
  23. 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.
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