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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. Ron DeSantis speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference at The Rosen Shingle Creek on Feb. 24, 2022, in Orlando.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. State Attorney Andrew Warren, right, and Governor Ron DeSantis, left.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis during a media briefing in Tallahassee before Hurricane Ian.
  12. 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.
  13. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during a news conference at the Pinellas County Emergency Operations Center, Monday, Sept. 26, 2022, in Largo.
  14. 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.
  15. Barbara Schueler fills sandbags in a vacant lot in preparation for Hurricane Ian in St. Pete Beach on Sept. 26, 2022.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
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