DeSantis issues state of emergency to help Florida farms deal with freezing temperatures

Florida Weather
Posted at 10:03 PM, Feb 02, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-03 05:12:42-05

TAMPA BAY, Fla — Governor Ron DeSantis issued a state of emergency Wednesday, for dozens of Florida counties in order to make resources available to farmers dealing with freezing temperatures.

Those counties include Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Citrus, Collier, Daytona, DeSoto, Hardee, Henry, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian River, Lake, Lee, Manatee, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota, Seminole, St. Lucie, Sumter, and Volusia counties.

The Florida Division of Emergency Management is working with the counties to provide resources, according to the news release.

A key part of the order increases weight and size restrictions on commercial vehicles that transport crops or deliver emergency supplies.