Biden will travel to Florida Saturday afternoon to tour areas damaged by Hurricane Idalia – WFTV

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Friday night, the White House said that President Biden and the First Lady will head to Florida to see firsthand the damage brought by Hurricane Idalia.

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President Biden and the First Lady are expected to arrive in Gainesville Saturday afternoon and will take an aerial tour of areas destroyed by Idalia.

Read: Hurricane Idalia brings ‘dangerous conditions’ to Florida’s Atlantic Coast

They will land in Live Oak, Florida, to meet with local officials for a briefing on recovery efforts.

He will then tour the communities in Live Oak impacted by the storm before delivering remarks to officials and the community.

Senator Rick Scott posted on X Friday evening that he would join President Biden on his visit to Suwannee County.

An Associated Press report said Governor DeSantis’ office told them the Governor had “no plans” to meet with the President in Florida.

Read: DeSantis won’t meet with Biden during president’s trip to survey Idalia damage

“In these rural communities, and so soon after impact, the security preparations alone that would go into setting up such a meeting would shut down ongoing recovery efforts,” DeSantis spokesman Jeremy Redfern said in a statement.

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