With more than 2 million people along the Gulf Coast urged to evacuate in advance of Hurricane Ian, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday said residents should expect a major hit that could bring historic storm surge Wednesday.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis To Give Update On Hurricane Ian At 7:30 AM

“All this will take effect at two o’clock today. We do not make this decision easily. This storm poses a serious threat and we must do everything we can to protect our residents I can’t stress this enough, evacuation shelters are a last resort. They are not comfortable places. They could be crowded and they could be noisy and you could be in a shelter for days,” said Wise.

Governor DeSantis will be joined by Major General James O. Eifert, and FDEM Director Guthrie to update the media and public on the storm’s latest developments.

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