(FreedomBeacon.com)- President Joe Biden called Florida mayors and county leaders on Wednesday, but no one picked up the phone due to Hurricane Ian.
Biden made separate calls to the mayors of Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Sarasota, and the chair of Charlotte County, Florida, to inform them that the federal government would help them as Hurricane Ian made landfall, according to a statement released by the White House on last Wednesday.
Reports show that as Category 4 Hurricane Ian made landfall early on Wednesday and began pummeling the western Florida shoreline, it was unclear when Biden’s calls were made. At least two days before Hurricane Ian’s arrival, several reports of the significant meteorological event occurred.
Online videos and photos of the disaster showed the devastation caused by storm surges in Naples, Fort Myers, and other state regions.
According to his statement, President Biden could only reach Fort Myers Mayor Kevin Anderson. President Biden claimed they talked about the city’s ongoing requirements, particularly for senior citizens and families that live in mobile homes.
Erik Arroyo, the mayor of Sarasota, told the media that he had not gotten a voicemail from the President when they interviewed him early last Thursday morning. On Tuesday, he did talk with Gabe Amo, Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of Governmental Affairs.
Reports show that during the conversation, Mayor Arroyo had given Amo the proper number for the President to reach him. According to the news, Amo said the president would call over the weekend. The mayor said the president may have phoned him there, adding that he hadn’t checked his office line.
Arroyo claimed that 200 trees and powerlines had fallen in Sarasota and stated that the power had only been restored 20 minutes before his call with The Daily Caller. Thankfully, there were no reports of hurricane Ian-related fatalities in the region.
Why didn’t petty President Biden call Governor DeSantis first? His phones were staffed, and Florida’s capital was not in Hurricane Ian’s path.