President Biden and Jill Biden are expected to arrive in Fort Myers, Florida, at 12.45 pm Eastern, where they will survey the damage from Hurricane Ian by helicopter. The President will receive an operational briefing on response and recovery efforts, and meet with Florida residents who have been affected by the storm.
While in Florida, Biden will meet with Governor DeSantis. FEMA has approved more than $70 million for those impacted by Hurricane Ian.
This afternoon, the president will deliver remarks on his plan for the recovery effort. Those remarks are currently scheduled for 3.15 pm Eastern.
The president and first lady are scheduled to return to the White House at 7.10 pm.