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DeSantis declares state of emergencyState officials plan out where to expend limited resources

Aug 29, 2019 - South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Gov. Ron DeSantis issued a state of emergency for 26 Florida counties Wednesday evening, including all of South Florida, as Hurricane Dorian approaches.

"Today, I am declaring a state of emergency to ensure Florida is fully prepared for Hurricane Dorian," the governor said in a statement. "It's important for Floridians on the East Coast to monitor this storm closely."

At the time of the declaration, Dorian remained about five days away. But planning for the storm's arrival had alread...