With Hurricane Michael causing considerable damage in northern Florida, six people have already been confirmed to have passed away and there are countless others that are still missing. In response to the tragic event, statewide Republican candidates joined forces today to assist in a supply drive for areas that were struck by the hurricane. Attorney General Candidate Ashley Moody, Gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis, his running mate Jeannette Nuñez and Agricultural Commissioner candidate Matt Caldwell assisted with gathering supplies in Live Oak and running them up to Bay County. Along the way, they shared pictures and videos along with sharing their thoughts on what was going on.
Congressman DeSantis commented, saying that “Michael was really a devastating storm. It walloped those areas so people need assistance now.”
We’re headed to the Panhandle with a group of volunteers to deliver supplies to those devastated by Hurricane Michael. Florida is strong and resilient, and together, we will recover. #floridastrong pic.twitter.com/i5OppcjeIa
— Ron DeSantis (@RonDeSantisFL) October 13, 2018
He also informed that two U-Haul trucks carrying water, food and other important supplies were accompanying the team up north. And, he stressed the need for their to be enough baby supplies.
Caldwell likened the storm to Hurricane Andrew, and Jeannette Nuñez said that they were “really looking forward to providing whatever relief efforts we can.”
Moody also added that “Some of us have family in the Panhandle, and between our stops we will check in on their welfare.”
It was also reported earlier this week that Governor Rick Scott would not be taking part in the Senatorial race debate on Tuesday in order to focus on hurricane relief efforts.
In a matter of days, Hurricane Michael grew to become a category four storm, and the footage of its effects have been devastating to see. In turn, the Republican Party announced that the campaign team would be dropping off supplies at Rutherford High School in Panama City, and the party also separately planned on dropping off supplies at Grayton Beer Company in Santa Rosa Beach.