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Gov. Scott Issues Updates on Tropical Storm Emily

Governor Rick Scott received a full update on Tropical Storm Emily at the State Emergency Operations Center. Governor Scott has been in constant communication with state and local emergency management officials and state agency leaders who are also working to ensure the state is prepared to respond...


Gov. Scott Declares a State of Emergency for Tropical Storm Emily

Governor Rick Scott issued Executive Order 17-204 declaring a state of emergency in 31 counties within the State of Florida in response to Tropical Storm Emily. A state of emergency gives the state the flexibility to work with local governments to ensure they have all the resources they may need....


Gov. Scott Urges West Coast Residents to Monitor the Weather and be Prepared for Tropical Depression

Governor Rick Scott spoke with the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) to get an update on potential storm impacts. Governor Scott and the State of Florida are continuing to actively monitor a tropical depression off the western coast of Florida, and is urging everyone in Florida to...


Gov. Scott: Northwest Florida Families Should Stay Alert to Flooding, Heavy Rain

Governor Rick Scott urged families in Northwest Florida to stay alert to possible flooding caused by heavy rain across the Florida Panhandle and provided the following update. Governor Scott said, “With heavy rain impacting much of the Florida Panhandle today, families in Northwest Florida should...


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...

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