“Iking to Florida on Saturday morning,” Joe Biden announced during a surprise visit this Thursday to the Washington headquarters of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which has been coordinating the response to the hurricane.

The visit of the US head of state to Florida raises great expectations, because the governor of that state, Ron DeSantis, is one of the members of the Republican Party, as well as former president Donald Trump (2017-2021), who is involved in the primaries for the nomination for the 2024 presidential election, in which Biden is seeking re-election.

Biden has had an uneasy relationship with DeSantis, who has implemented policies that oppose the president’s vision in areas such as immigration, abortion or the rights of the LGTBIQ+ community.

Idália, which became a storm, is currently in Atlantic waters, about 195 kilometers southeast of Cape Lookourt, North Carolina, according to the latest National Hurricane Center (NHC) fact sheet. English).

This Thursday, Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas continued their actions to remove debris and broken trees after the passage of Idália, which after reaching the extreme west of Cuba arrived as a powerful hurricane in the region known as “Big Bend”, a rural area on the northwest coast of Florida.

While Idália did not cause devastating damage after hitting the mainland, it left hundreds of thousands of homes without power in these states, and streets and docks flooded from its destructive rains, winds and sea turmoil.

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