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SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available in Florida Following Secretary of Agriculture Disaster Declaration for Drought

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today that federal Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and private nonprofit organizations located in Florida as a result of the drought that...


Gov. Scott Signs Legislation to Cut $180 Million in Taxes for Floridians

Governor Rick Scott signed HB 7109, which cuts taxes by $180 million for Florida families and businesses. This brings the total amount of taxes cut since Governor Scott has been in office to more than $6.7 billion. Governor Scott said, “I’m proud to sign this legislation today that cuts more than...


Florida State Emergency Response Team Conducts 2017 Statewide Hurricane Exercise

Yesterday marked the start of the 2017 Florida Statewide Hurricane Exercise, which runs through Thursday, May 4 at the State Emergency Operations Center in Tallahassee. The State Emergency Response Team (SERT) annual exercise tests Floridas emergency plans and procedures for a potential hurricane...


Gov. Scott: Trump Administration Approves Request for Fire Management Assistance Grant

Governor Rick Scott announced that the State of Florida received a Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which allows the use of federal funds to reimburse response costs to fight the 30th Avenue wildfire and the 18th and Fragipani wildfire in...


Governor Scott Deploys Florida National Guard Resources In Response To Collier County Wildfires

Governor Rick Scott deployed Florida National Guard resources which have been on standby to respond and assist with evacuations, emergency management and firefighting in Collier County. This follows a briefing at the Greater Naples Fire Station on the 30th Street and Frangipani wildfires in Collier...


Governor Scott Declares State of Emergency Following Increased Wildfires Across the State

Governor Rick Scott issued Executive Order 17-120 declaring a state of emergency in Florida following the recent wildfires across the state and the high potential for increased wildfires to continue this year. Forecasts predict hotter and drier conditions than normal in Florida during the coming...


North Florida Residents And Visitors Advised To Prepare For Potentially Severe Weather

State and local emergency management officials are recommending residents and visitors in North Florida stay alert as a cold front moves into the area today. This weather system will have the potential to produce damaging wind gusts and tornadoes. Have a NOAA All-Hazards Weather Radio in your home...


Governor Scott's "Fighting For Florida's Future" Budget Fights To Keep Florida Prepared For Natural Disasters

Governor Scotts Fighting for Floridas Future Budget invests $437 million in the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) to ensure the safety of those who live, work and visit Florida while providing the states rapidly expanding economy with the resources needed to continue small business...


Florida's Severe Weather Awareness Week is January 23-27, 2017

January 23-27, 2017 Florida's Severe Weather Awareness Week takes place from January 23-27, 2017. Severe Weather Awareness Week is an opportunity for Floridians to learn about the various weather hazards that frequently impact the state and how families and businesses can prepare for these...


Florida Residents Advised to Stay Alert as Storm System Brings Potential for Severe Weather Today

State and local emergency management officials are recommending residents and visitors in Florida stay alert as a storm system moves into the area today. This storm system will have the potential to produce frequent lightning strikes, damaging wind gusts and tornadoes. Have a NOAA All-Hazards...


Gov. Scott: We Are Directing State Resources to Help Displaced Travelers

Today, Governor Rick Scott released the following statement on resources the State of Florida is making available for those affected by the Fort Lauderdale International Airport attack. Governor Scott said, During the attack yesterday, many travelers had to run to safety which resulted in lost...


Gov. Scott Issues Updates on State Response to Fort Lauderdale International Airport Attack

Today, Governor Rick Scott released the below update on the states response to the attack at the Fort Lauderdale International Airport. Governor Scott is currently in Fort Lauderdale and has been meeting with state and local officials throughout the evening. Florida Division of Emergency...

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