TALLAHASSEE — A month before Hurricane Idalia slammed into the Big Bend coast on Wednesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis responded to questions about the property insurance industry crisis, saying he would “knock on wood” that Florida didn’t see another major hurricane this season.
Hours before Idalia hit, he talked about lost hope.
“We were hoping not to have one this year, that maybe we would get off lucky, but that wasn’t in the cards,” he said, adding that he was “all ears” about ideas from lawmakers for more reforms.
Idalia’s assault on the state has magnified concerns about the fragile state
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