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Gov. Scott: Federal Pre-Landfall Emergency Declaration Signed by the President

Today, following Governor Rick Scott’s request, President Donald Trump approved a pre-landfall emergency declaration. This declaration will provide important resources and assistance from the federal government, including personnel, equipment and supplies, as well as making...


Gov. Scott Issues Updates on Hurricane Michael

Governor Scott will continue to be in constant communication with state and local emergency management officials and state agency leaders to ensure the state is prepared to respond to the potential devastating impacts from Hurricane Michael. This afternoon, Governor Scott also requested...


Gov. Scott Requests Pre-Landfall Disaster Declaration, Extends Emergency Order

~ Issues Updates on Hurricane Michael ~ Today, October 8th, Governor Scott requested that President Donald Trump declare a pre-landfall emergency for the State of Florida in preparation for Hurricane Michael, which is currently forecast to make landfall as a Category 3 hurricane in the Florida...


Gov. Scott Declares State of Emergency for Tropical Storm Michael

Today, Governor Rick Scott issued Executive Order 18-276 declaring a state of emergency in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes, Washington, Bay, Jackson, Calhoun, Gulf, Gadsden, Liberty, Franklin, Leon, Wakulla, Jefferson, Madison, Taylor, Hamilton, Suwannee, Lafayette, Dixie, Columbia,...


Gov. Scott to Declare State of Emergency, Urges Floridians in the Panhandle to Prepare for Tropical Depression 14

~Will Receive Briefing at State Emergency Operations Center in Tallahassee at 5 p.m.~ Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that he will issue an executive order declaring a state of emergency for counties in the Florida Panhandle and Big Bend as the state continues to monitor and prepare for...


Gov. Scott: State Prepared to Deploy Resources, Funding to Atlantic Coast Communities Impacted by Red Tide

Today, Governor Rick Scott reiterated the State of Florida’s commitment and readiness to deploy any needed resources or funding to communities impacted by naturally-occurring red tide. Governor Scott’s announcement today follows confirmation by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation...


Gov. Scott: Pinellas and Lee Counties to Receive Another $3 Million for Red Tide Cleanup

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Pinellas County will receive another $2 million, and Lee County has received an additional $1.1 million, in grant funding from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to support efforts to mitigate the impacts of red tide. This funding is...


Director Wes Maul Invests in Upgrades to Florida’s Emergency Communication Infrastructure, Improving Local, State and Federal Capabilities

The Florida Division of Emergency Management (DEM) announced today that Director Wes Maul has invested in significant upgrades to our state’s emergency communications infrastructure. Director Maul said, “Ensuring that every community in Florida has the necessary infrastructure to...


DEM Announces $100 Million Reimbursed for Irma Public Assistance

The Florida Division of Emergency Management (DEM) announced today that more than $100,000,000.00 in federal Public Assistance (PA) money has been reimbursed for projects related to Hurricane Irma. The PA program funds the debris removal, emergency protective measures, repair, restoration,...


Gov. Scott Directs Additional $4 Million for Counties Impacted by Red Tide

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is providing an additional $4 million in grant funding to assist local communities impacted by red tide, bringing the total amount of grant funding to $13 million for communities dealing with...


DEM Announces Receipt of $343 Million in Citrus Grant Funds, Workshops to Assist Farmers to Apply

The Florida Division of Emergency Management (DEM) today announced the successful receipt of $343,221,216.73 in federal Florida Citrus Tree Recovery Program funds to help Florida citrus farmers recover from the devastating effects of Hurricane Irma. DEM also announced that four workshops will be...


Gov. Scott: Florida Deploys Strike Teams, State Resources in Preparation of Florence

Today, Governor Rick Scott received a full briefing on Hurricane Florence from the Florida Division of Emergency Management. Governor Scott has also spoken to the governors of Virginia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia to offer support as they prepare for impacts from Hurricane Florence....

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