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10/15/2018

Gov. Scott Thanks Businesses for Hurricane Relief Donations

Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida today thanked the following businesses for their generous donations to the Florida Disaster Fund, which was activated by Governor Scott to aid those impacted by Hurricane Michael. The Florida Disaster Fund, administered by the Volunteer Florida...

10/15/2018

Gov. Scott Issues Updates on Hurricane Michael Response

Governor Rick Scott is in constant communication with federal, state and local emergency management officials and state agency leaders to ensure that communities impacted by Hurricane Michael are receiving everything they need. Governor Scott has surveyed damage from Hurricane Michael...

10/15/2018

Gov. Scott: FEMA Approves Sheltering Assistance for Bay

Governor Rick Scott today highlighted the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) decision, following his request, to approve Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) for families in Bay County. TSA provides FEMA funded short-term lodging in hotels and motels for eligible disaster survivors who...

10/14/2018

Gov. Scott & CFO Patronis: Consumers Must be Protected Following Hurricane Michael

Today, Governor Rick Scott directed Florida Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier to take every action authorized pursuant to Executive Order 18-276 to provide additional protections to support recovery efforts in the areas of the state impacted by Hurricane Michael. Governor Scott and...

10/14/2018

Gov. Scott: Thousands Working to Restore Cellular Service

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that more than 2,000 telecommunications professionals working in 200 Communication Technician Repair Crew Strike Teams are fully mobilized in impacted counties working to restore cellular service. AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile have deployed mobile...

10/14/2018

Gov. Scott Issues Updates on Hurricane Michael Response

Governor Rick Scott is in constant communication with federal, state and local emergency management officials and state agency leaders to ensure the state is prepared to respond to Hurricane Michael. Governor Scott has surveyed damage from Hurricane Michael and is providing updates on...

10/14/2018

Gov. Scott Thanks Walt Disney Company for $1 Million Donation for Hurricane Relief

Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida today thanked the Walt Disney Company for its support and generous donation of $1 million to the Florida Disaster Fund, which was activated by Governor Scott to aid those impacted by Hurricane Michael. The Florida Disaster Fund, administered by...

10/13/2018

Florida SERT: Damage Assessment Teams to Deploy Immediately to Expedite Assistance

The Florida Division of Emergency Management (DEM) announced today that, in the interest of bringing assistance to families impacted by Hurricane Michael as quickly as possible, it is proceeding with Preliminary Damage Assessments (PDA) for FEMA Individual Assistance (IA) immediately. In disasters...

10/12/2018

Gov. Scott Activates Emergency Bridge Loan Program for Small Businesses Damaged by Hurricane Michael

Today, Governor Rick Scott activated the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program to support small businesses impacted by Hurricane Michael. The bridge loan program, managed by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), will provide short-term, interest-free loans...

10/12/2018

Gov. Scott Offers Utility Companies Additional Push Crews to Aid in Power Restoration

Additional Large-Scale Power Restoration Expert Deployed to State EOC Governor Rick Scott today offered each utility in Florida the additional federal push crews to augment the ability of power restoration workers to reach communities allowing them to restore...

10/11/2018

Gov. Scott: President Trump Declares Major Disaster in Florida as State Responds to Hurricane Michael

Today, following Governor Rick Scott’s request, President Donald Trump issued a Major Disaster Declaration for Hurricane Michael. See the declaration HERE. Governor Scott is in constant communication with federal, state and local emergency management officials and state agency...

10/10/2018

Gov. Scott Issues Updates on Hurricane Michael as Storm Continues to Impact Florida

Governor Scott will continue to be in constant communication with state and local emergency management officials and state agency leaders to ensure the state is prepared to respond to Hurricane Michael. On October 7th, Governor Scott declared a state of emergency in 26 Florida counties,...

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