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10/2/2017

Gov. Scott Declares State of Emergency for Hurricane Maria to Support Puerto Rico

MIAMI, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott signed Executive Order 17-259 declaring a State of Emergency in all 67 Florida counties in response to Hurricane Maria’s catastrophic impact on Puerto Rico. This declaration will provide important resources and assistance needed to best accommodate the needs...

9/29/2017

Governor Scott Directs Additional State Action for Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Governor Rick Scott made the following statement after his meeting with President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. Governor Scott met with President Trump and Vice President Pence to discuss his trip to Puerto Rico and actions the State of Florida is taking to...

9/26/2017

Gov. Scott Appreciates Bryan Koon’s Years of Service to Florida

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced Director Bryan Koon’s resignation from the Florida Division of Emergency Management (DEM), which will be effective on October 1, 2017. On September 1, Koon notified Governor Scott of his intention to resign to pursue an opportunity in the...

9/25/2017

Governor Scott Activates 400 National Guard Members for Residential Debris Removal in Monroe County

MARATHON, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott announced today the activation of 400 members of the Florida National Guard and 40 trucks to help families remove debris and clean out flood damage from residential areas. These debris removal missions will begin immediately so residents can get back to their...

9/25/2017

Gov. Scott: Nursing Home Should Explain Why They Didn’t Call 911

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott made the following statement regarding the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, where 11 people lost their lives in the wake of Hurricane Irma due to the facility’s inaction to call 911 or evacuate their patients to one of Florida’s largest...

9/25/2017

GOV. SCOTT EXPEDITING DELIVERY OF TARPS TO PATCH ROOFS OF HOMES DAMAGED BY IRMA

MIAMI, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott directed the Florida Division of Emergency Management (DEM) to expedite the delivery of more than 10,000 tarps to communities across the state so that homeowners can patch roofs damaged by Hurricane Irma. To date, more than 100,000 tarps have been...

9/23/2017

MOBILE DISASTER RECOVERY CENTER TO OPEN IN CLAY COUNTY

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A Mobile Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open Monday, September 25, in Green Cove Springs, Florida. Disaster Recovery Centers offer in-person support to individuals and businesses recovering from disasters. They can assist with: Registration for federal disaster...

9/22/2017

Gov. Scott Announces License-Free Freshwater and Saltwater Fishing for Florida Utility Workers

MARATHON, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that he has expanded the license-free freshwater and saltwater fishing offer made to Florida’s law enforcement and first responders to include utility workers. At the Governor’s direction, utility workers will now be able to enjoy license-free...

9/22/2017

DCF TO INITIATE DISASTER SNAP FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAM IN 48 COUNTIES

TALLAHASSEE - The Department of Children and Families (DCF), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), will implement the Food for Florida Disaster Food Assistance Program in 48 counties to assist victims of Hurricane Irma. Details on local Food for Florida sites will be posted...

9/21/2017

MORE THAN ONE MILLION FLORIDIANS HAVE SUCCESSFULLY REGISTERED FOR FEMA INDIVIDUAL ASSISTANCE

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida homeowners and renters have been registering for FEMA Individual Assistance (IA) in historic numbers. More than one million residents in the 48 counties designated for Individual Assistance have utilized the FEMA Disaster Assistance hotline, FEMA App and Disaster...

9/21/2017

Gov. Scott Issues Updates on Continued Hurricane Irma Response Efforts

AUGUSTINE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott is touring impacts of Hurricane Irma in St. Johns County. The Governor will also visit the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office Professional Development Center to thank local law enforcement, emergency management officials and first responders for their...

9/21/2017

Gov. Scott Announces License-Free Freshwater and Saltwater Fishing for Florida Law Enforcement and First Responders

SANFORD, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida’s law enforcement officers and first responders will be able to enjoy license-free freshwater and saltwater fishing beginning today through June 30, 2018. This is in recognition of their lifesaving work preparing and responding to...

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