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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...

9/21/2017

FLORIDA COMMUNITES RECEIVE INDIVIDUAL ASSISTANCE SUPPORT FOLLOWING HURRICANE IRMA

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – FEMA disaster recovery personnel have engaged with Floridians across the state to help them apply for federal Individual Assistance (IA) in historic numbers, resulting in over one million successful registrations to date. Through Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) and Disaster...

9/20/2017

Gov. Scott Issues Updates on Continued Hurricane Irma Response Efforts

MARATHON, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott is meeting with state and local officials in Monroe and Lee Counties to discuss Hurricane Irma response and recovery efforts. The Governor also visited a Hurricane Irma shelter in Monroe County with U.S. Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary...

9/20/2017

Gov. Scott: Disaster Relief Employment Available to Floridians Affected by Hurricane Irma

MARATHON, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the state has been awarded federal Dislocated Worker Grants to provide temporary employment to Floridians affected by Hurricane Irma. The Dislocated Worker Grants, administered by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, provide disaster...

9/20/2017

Gov. Scott Directs FWC to Ease Regulations, Waive Fees for South Florida Commercial Fishing Industry Following Hurricane Irma

MARATHON, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott directed the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to implement several changes to help South Florida’s commercial fishermen recover from the effects of Hurricane Irma and get back to work. The elimination of these regulations combined with the...

9/19/2017

Gov. Scott Issues Updates on Continued Hurricane Irma Response Efforts

TAMPA, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott visited the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office to thank local law enforcement, emergency management officials and first responders for their commitment to Florida families before, during and after Hurricane Irma. He will also be meeting with local...

9/19/2017

Tolls return Thursday Morning

FORT LAUDERDALE—Tolls on a vast majority of Florida’s Turnpike system, all Florida Department of Transportation roads and bridges, and all regional toll facilities throughout the State will be re-instated this Thursday, September 21st at 12:01 a.m. Tolls were suspended on Tuesday, September 5th to...

9/18/2017

Gov. Scott: Florida Virtual School Available for Students Displaced by Hurricane Irma

NAPLES, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida Virtual School (FLVS) will provide remote access to educational resources to all Florida students who were displaced by Hurricane Irma. Additionally, FLVS will provide access to digital educational materials to help the hardest hit...

9/18/2017

Gov. Scott: Counties Must Aggressively Prioritize Debris Clean-Up As We Recover From Irma

NAPLES, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott directed every county impacted by Hurricane Irma to submit a detailed debris clean-up plan to the Florida Division of Emergency Management (DEM) by noon on Tuesday, September 19th. Following a major storm like Hurricane Irma, it is incumbent on each Florida...

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