Hurricane Ian made made landfall Wednesday afternoon in Southwest Florida as one of the most powerful Category 4 hurricanes to ever hit the state, with sustained wind speeds reaching up to 155 mph.
“@WaffleHouse is one of the first restaurants in Charlotte County to reopen and provide hot meals as we work together to serve Floridians after #HurricaneIan,” DeSantis wrote on Twitter. “Thank you for providing meals to the linemen working to restore power.”
DeSantis served the first responders, emergency response staff, and volunteers at a Waffle House in Punta Gorda.
— DeSantis War Room 🐊 #FloridaStrong (@DeSantisWarRoom) October 1, 2022