On Thursday, President Joe Biden praised the Federal Emergency Management Agency for its response to Hurricane Ian, telling the room full of FEMA workers that they are helping to restore America’s faith in their government. After attending a FEMA briefing on the hurricane’s devastation in Florida, Biden stopped to speak to the workers. According to Biden, faith in government institutions has been eroding over the past six to 10 years.
On Thursday, engineers recommended that the standing portion of Champlain Towers South in Miami be demolished out of fears that it could also collapse. The other portion of the building collapsed last week, and 145 people are still missing. 18 people were found dead, and search and rescue efforts are still in progress.