Florida Governor Ron DeSantis will speak from Sanibel Island on Tuesday at 10:30 AM to thank First Responders in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian.
On October 11, DeSantis announced that temporary repairs to the Sanibel Causeway would allow a one-time convoy of power restoration equipment, supplies, and crews to access Sanibel Island and continue restoration efforts.
Once crews were on the island, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) would resume repairs to restore access to the island for residents, which is expected to be complete by the end of this month.
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The temporary repairs to the bridge allowed over 200 bucket trucks, 150 line and pickup trucks towing 50 trailers, and 2 tractor trailers to move onto the island, along with additional first responders to cross the bridge and aid in recovery efforts while final road repairs are underway.
This includes crews from across the state, Lee County Electric Cooperative (LCEC), Florida Power and Light, and members of the Florida Electric Cooperative Association.
Today at 10:30 am, DeSantis will be LIVE on Sanibel Island to thank First Responders and restoration crews for their efforts in the recovery process.
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