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11/14/2017

Governor Scott’s Securing Florida’s Future Budget Keeps Florida Prepared For Natural Disasters

TALLAHASSEE – Governor Scott’s Securing Florida’s Future budget invests $1.4 billion in the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) for emergency preparedness, response and recovery. These investments include ongoing recovery efforts from Hurricane Irma, the largest storm in recent history...

10/27/2017

DEM Outlines Recovery Process Improvements

In order to distribute federal funding from disasters more efficiently, the Division of Emergency Management has taken various steps to improve our processes. DEM is 100% committed to helping local communities efficiently navigate this complex federal process. DEM has taken aggressive action to...

10/13/2017

Gov. Scott Issues Updates on State Action to Assist Puerto Rico

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott provided an update on resources being deployed to Puerto Rico to assist with recovery and response efforts following Hurricane Maria. See below for more information on what the State of Florida is doing to support Puerto Rico: MILITARY SUPPORT Three...

10/11/2017

Gov. Scott Issues Updates on State Action to Assist Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Governor Rick Scott provided an update on resources being deployed to Puerto Rico to assist with recovery and response efforts following Hurricane Maria. See below for more information on what the State of Florida is doing to support Puerto Rico: MILITARY SUPPORT The...

10/10/2017

Times/Herald Mischaracterizes Readers On State Hurricane Preparedness

TALLAHASSEE – Today, the Times/Herald mischaracterized the findings of an audit conducted by the Florida Division of Emergency Management Office of Inspector General issued on December 20, 2016- Report Number 16-A001, State Logistics Response Center Audit. “The top priority of the Florida Division...

10/7/2017

Gov. Scott Requests Pre-Landfall Emergency Declaration from President Donald Trump for Hurricane Nate

NAPLES, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott requested that President Donald Trump declare a pre-landfall emergency for the State of Florida to prepare and respond to Hurricane Nate. A pre-landfall declaration will provide important resources and assistance from the federal government and would free...

10/6/2017

Governor Scott Issues Updates on Tropical Storm Nate Preparedness Efforts

PENSACOLA, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott joined Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward at the Escambia County Emergency Operations Center to be briefed by local emergency management officials and give an update on Tropical Storm Nate and the storm’s potential impact on Florida. Yesterday, Governor...

10/6/2017

Governor Scott Gives Update on Tropical Storm Nate

SOUTHPORT, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott joined Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis at the Bay County Emergency Operations Center to be briefed by local emergency management officials, and give an update on Tropical Storm Nate and the storm’s potential impact on Florida. Yesterday, Governor...

10/5/2017

Gov. Scott Declares State of Emergency to Prepare Florida for Tropical Storm Nate

SOUTHPORT, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott issued Executive Order 17-262 declaring a state of emergency in 29 counties within the State of Florida in response to Tropical Storm Nate. The counties under the state of emergency are Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes, Washington, Bay,...

10/4/2017

Gov. Scott Urges Gulf Coast Residents to Monitor the Weather and be Prepared for Hurricane Conditions

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott will again be briefed by the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) on potential storm impacts. Governor Scott and the State of Florida are continuing to actively monitor a tropical depression in the southwest Caribbean, and are urging...

10/4/2017

Gov. Scott Issues Updates on State Action to Assist Puerto Rico

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott toured JAXPORT to view supplies being loaded onto ships to assist response recovery efforts in Puerto Rico. Governor Scott also announced that an eight-member FDLE incident management team arrived in Puerto Rico to distribute supplies and assist local...

10/3/2017

Gov. Scott Issues Updates on State Action to Assist Puerto Rico

ORLANDO, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott visited the American Red Cross distribution warehouse in Orlando to thank volunteers for organizing donations to assist recovery efforts for Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. Governor Scott also spoke with Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló today to...

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