Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has warned against all those who are looking to take advantage of the victims of Hurricane Ian. In a comment made during his news conference in Fort Myers, Florida said that it is a law and order state. issued a stern warning to those trying to take advantage of the victims of Hurricane Ian. He also added that people should not think there will be any space for them to take advantage of the devastated communities and those who have suffered.
He added in another press conference later that day that people should not even consider looting an option.
DeSantis also continued by saying that Florida is a Second Amendment state, so those who try to loot should not be surprised if the chance they are taking leads them to find something unwanted in another’s home.
Ian struck in Florida on Wednesday. Since then there have been around 2 million people who have been left without any power. Hurricane Ian has been classified as a Category 4 storm and the maximum speed of its sustained winds can reach up to 155mph.
Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno has also joined in to say that it would not be tolerated if people tried to take advantage of the damage caused by the storm. He specifically said there would be zero tolerance for those who were seeking to thrive from the hit that the community had taken and that for those there would be swift incarceration.
Throughout Florida, there have been twenty-one deaths caused by Hurricane Ian.