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Damaged Florida island gets temporary bridge

SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY: PART NO RESALE, REUSE OR ARCHIVE; MUST CREDIT WZVN; NO ACCESS FORT MYERS-NAPLES MARKET; NO USE BY U.S. BROADCAST NETWORKS ASSOCIATED PRESSPine Island, Florida - 2 October 20221. STILL photo of destroyed bridge leading to Pine IslandANNOTATION: Officials say Florida's hard-hit Pine Island will get a temporary bridge to aid hurricane relief and recovery work. WZVN - NO RESALE, REUSE OR ARCHIVE; MUST CREDIT WZVN; NO ACCESS FORT MYERS-NAPLES MARKET; NO USE BY U.S. BROADCAST NETWORKS Matlacha, Florida - 5 October 20222. SOUNDBITE (English) Gov. Ron DeSantis, (R) Florida: "I think we have a chance to bounce back a lot quicker than people think. I think there's a lot of there's a great spirit on the island (referring to Pine Island). And I think, folks, you know, they just wanted to be able to stay there and be able to go about their lives like they will. You obviously can't do that effectively without this bridge. So we have it. I mean, we're proud to be able to say I was they told me, you know, we think we'll do it by Saturday, which would have been great, too. But they were just plowing at and they're like, hey, maybe we'll have it done by Thursday. And now it's like, well, it looks like Wednesday afternoon. So, hats off. Really good work. And you know usually government will promise and under-deliver while here's an over delivering getting it done ahead of schedule."++ENDS ON SOUNDBITE++STORYLINE:Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said a temporary bridge to Pine Island, the largest island hit by the hurricane, will be in place sometime Wednesday afternoon. The structure will give first responders better access to the island, help with electricity restoration and fuel supplies, allow residents to come and go and help get the local Publix supermarket back open for business."We wanted it to be done by the end of this week, we actually got it done in the middle of this week," DeSantis said. "Usually government will promise and underdeliver, well here's an overdelivering."Asked by a reporter how the storm will affect next month's election, DeSantis said Hurricane Michael four years ago hit the Panama City area even closer to the election."Obviously people are going to be able to vote, I think the supervisor here is in the process of looking at all the precincts, figuring out where he may have problems and then they will propose a solution," he said. "I want to keep it as normal as humanly possible. I think the more you depart, it just creates problems."===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory.
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