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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Asked For No Hurricanes In Western Wall Prayer

FORT MYERS (CBSMiami/AP) - During his visit to the Western Wall in Israel last May, Governor Ron DeSantis followed tradition by sticking a slip of paper with a written prayer in between crevices of the ancient structure.

DeSantis revealed Monday that his prayer said, "Good Lord, spare us hurricanes this year."

DeSantis recounted his prayer in Fort Myers Monday while announcing a federal reimbursement request that could provide Florida communities with $150 million in relief from the costs of cleaning up after Hurricane Irma in 2017.

The request is awaiting approval from the White House.

Florida Emergency Management Director Jared Mokowitz says he also inserted a prayer at the Western Wall on the same trip.

He says his prayer was the same as the governors.

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