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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...

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...

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