AARP Florida today shared the statement below from State Director Jeff Johnson in response to the catastrophic impact of Hurricane Ian in Florida.
AARP Florida State Director Jeff Johnson said, “Our thoughts are with our friends and neighbors across Florida as we begin to pick up the pieces in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian. We thank Governor DeSantis, the Florida Division of Emergency Management team, FEMA team, and all first responders for the life-saving work they are doing and will continue to do in the coming weeks. AARP Florida has 2.8 million members in the state, and we are here to support them and all Floridians with recovery resources and information.
“AARP Florida is staying focused on the safety of long-term care residents, closely monitoring search, rescue, and relocation efforts of seniors in areas of major devastation, and critical supply distribution and power restoration for older adults and their families. While each of these aspects of hurricane recovery revives difficult memories of past storms, we are eternally grateful for the dedicated staff in our long-term care facilities, the first responders who are answering the calls for help, and linemen who are working around the clock to restore power for families and their loved ones.
“We know that there’s a lot to deal with after a storm, and AARP has free tips and resources that can help. Visit www.aarp.org/fldisasterhelp for the numbers, tools and how-to videos you need. Together we will get through this.”
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