Gov. DeSantis says Florida working to identify how they can help the Bahamas recover from Dorian

Posted at 7:31 AM, Sep 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-05 10:47:27-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis held a news conference Thursday morning to give the latest details regarding Hurricane Dorian.

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Speaking at the state's Emergency Operations Center in Tallahassee, he thanked officials and Florida residents for staying vigilant for preparing accordingly for the storm.

DeSantis said the state is working to identify how they can help the Bahamas recover. He also said if other states ask for aid from Dorian, Florida will be ready to assist.

Florida's 67 counties were placed under a state of emergency last week as the Category 5 storm plowed toward the U.S.

The eye of the storm stayed offshore but still brought high waves and strong surf to the east coast of the state.

Florida Emergency Management Director Jared Moskowitz said Wednesday that initial damage reports suggested minor impacts across the state with limited power outages, some flooding and beach erosion.