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10/6/2017

Governor Scott Gives Update on Tropical Storm Nate

SOUTHPORT, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott joined Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis at the Bay County Emergency Operations Center to be briefed by local emergency management officials, and give an update on Tropical Storm Nate and the storm’s potential impact on Florida. Yesterday, Governor...

10/5/2017

Gov. Scott Declares State of Emergency to Prepare Florida for Tropical Storm Nate

SOUTHPORT, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott issued Executive Order 17-262 declaring a state of emergency in 29 counties within the State of Florida in response to Tropical Storm Nate. The counties under the state of emergency are Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes, Washington, Bay,...

10/4/2017

Gov. Scott Urges Gulf Coast Residents to Monitor the Weather and be Prepared for Hurricane Conditions

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott will again be briefed by the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) on potential storm impacts. Governor Scott and the State of Florida are continuing to actively monitor a tropical depression in the southwest Caribbean, and are urging...

10/4/2017

Gov. Scott Issues Updates on State Action to Assist Puerto Rico

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott toured JAXPORT to view supplies being loaded onto ships to assist response recovery efforts in Puerto Rico. Governor Scott also announced that an eight-member FDLE incident management team arrived in Puerto Rico to distribute supplies and assist local...

10/3/2017

Gov. Scott Issues Updates on State Action to Assist Puerto Rico

ORLANDO, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott visited the American Red Cross distribution warehouse in Orlando to thank volunteers for organizing donations to assist recovery efforts for Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. Governor Scott also spoke with Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló today to...

10/2/2017

Gov. Scott Directs the Opening of Disaster Relief Centers to Help Puerto Rican Families

MIAMI, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the opening of Disaster Relief Centers to assist Puerto Rican families displaced by Hurricane Maria at Orlando International Airport, Miami International Airport and the Port of Miami. The Disaster Relief Centers, which will ensure those entering...

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...

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