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9/6/2017

Gov. Scott Issues Updates on Hurricane Irma Preparedness

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott received a full update on Hurricane Irma from the State Emergency Operations Center. The Governor is traveling the state today to meet with local officials, ensure communities have all the resources they may need, and to encourage families and visitors...

9/5/2017

Gov. Scott Issues Updates on Hurricane Irma Preparedness

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.– This evening, Governor Rick Scott received a full update on Hurricane Irma at the State Emergency Operations Center. Governor Scott has been in constant communication with state and local emergency management officials, law enforcement, school superintendents and county leaders...

9/5/2017

Gov. Scott Directs State Offices to be Closed Friday in Preparation for Hurricane Irma

Encourages State Employees to Volunteer in Support of Emergency Shelters TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott directed state offices to be closed in all 67 Florida counties this Friday in preparation for Hurricane Irma. Prior to Friday’s statewide closures, state office closures will...

9/5/2017

Gov. Scott Directing the Suspension of all Tolls Across Florida

TAMPA, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott directed the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to suspend tolls across the entire State of Florida in preparation for Hurricane Irma. By suspending all tolls, Floridians and visitors will more easily be able to prepare for any potential storm...

9/5/2017

Gov. Scott Activates 100 Florida National Guard Members to Assist with Hurricane Irma Preparedness

7,000 Guard Members Will Report for Duty Friday Morning NAPLES, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott activated 100 members of the Florida Air and Army National Guard to support with planning, logistics and operations in preparation for potential impacts from Hurricane Irma. These 100 members will be...

9/5/2017

Gov. Scott Issues Updates on Hurricane Irma Preparedness

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott received a full update on Hurricane Irma from the State Emergency Operations Center. Governor Scott has been in constant communication with state and local emergency management officials, law enforcement, school superintendents and county leaders who...

9/5/2017

Gov. Scott Requests Pre-Landfall Emergency Declaration from President Trump

NAPLES, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott requested that President Donald Trump declare a pre-landfall emergency for the State of Florida in preparation for Hurricane Irma. A pre-landfall declaration will provide important resources and assistance from the federal government and would free up...

9/4/2017

Gov. Scott Declares State of Emergency to Prepare Florida for Hurricane Irma

NAPLES, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott issued Executive Order 17-235 declaring a state of emergency in all 67 counties within the State of Florida in response to Hurricane Irma – a major Category 4 storm approaching Florida. By declaring a state of emergency in all 67 Florida counties, Governor...

8/30/2017

Gov. Scott: Nearly 270 Florida Volunteers Deployed to Texas and Louisiana

Governor Rick Scott continued to thank Florida volunteer organizations responding to the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey. Nearly 270 Florida volunteers have already deployed to Texas and Louisiana and Volunteer Florida is coordinating the activities of ten disaster relief organizations....

8/29/2017

FWC Officers Rescue More Than 200 Texans

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) officers are continuing toactively assist with disaster response efforts in the Houston area. FWCofficers have rescued more than 200 Texans since arriving in the area afterbeing deployed by Governor Scott in response to Texas’ request for...

8/28/2017

Gov. Scott Thanks Florida Volunteers Responding to Harvey

Also Encourages Florida Businesses with Resources to Help Families Impacted by Storm Governor Rick Scott thanked Florida volunteer organizations responding to the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey. Members of the American Red Cross, Salvation Army and Florida Baptist Convention have dedicated...

8/28/2017

Gov. Scott Directs Additional State Resources to Help Texas

"FWC Officers Assisting with Disaster Response Efforts in Texas" Governor Rick Scott announced he is deploying additional Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) officers and resources to Houston in response to additional requests from Texas for continued emergency assistance...

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