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9/15/2017

Gov. Scott Directs DBPR to Make it Easier for Floridians to Rebuild Following Hurricane Irma

MARATHON, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott directed Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s (DBPR) Secretary Jonathan Zachem to suspend certain regulations and fees that may prevent, hinder or delay necessary response and recovery efforts from Hurricane Irma. This order...

9/15/2017

Gov. Scott: Our Focus is Getting Keys Residents Back Home

KEY WEST, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott, and several state agency heads, held meetings in the Florida Keys focused on how to assist Monroe County to quickly open the Keys to residents. Hurricane Irma made landfall on Cudjoe Key as a Category 4 storm on Sunday. Governor Scott toured damage in...

9/15/2017

Gov. Scott Issues Updates on Continued Hurricane Irma Response Efforts

NAPLES, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott and several state agency heads met with local officials in the Florida Keys to discuss recovery efforts after Hurricane Irma. The Governor will continue to be in constant communication with state and local emergency management officials, city and county...

9/15/2017

Gov. Scott Issues Updates on Continued Hurricane Irma Response Efforts

KEY WEST, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott and several state agency heads will meet with local officials in the Florida Keys to discuss recovery efforts after Hurricane Irma. The Governor will continue to be in constant communication with state and local emergency management officials, city and...

9/15/2017

Gov. Scott: Significant Progress Made on Fuel

NAPLES, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that aggressive efforts to expedite refueling in Florida’s communities have shown significant progress statewide. Since September 6th, Governor Scott and his staff have held daily calls with leaders in the Florida and national fuel industry and...

9/14/2017

20170914Gov. Scott: More Than 65 Percent of Power Outages Restored Statewide

NAPLES, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott made it clear that while power restoration crews have been working around the clock across the state, Florida’s top priority continues to be restoring power for 100 percent of homes and businesses. Since the height of the power outages, 6.7 million accounts...

9/14/2017

Gov. Scott Issues Updates on Continued Hurricane Irma Response Efforts

NAPLES, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott toured Hurricane Irma damage in Naples with President Donald Trump. This week, Governor Scott has joined FWC officers and members of the Florida National Guard to survey storm damage in Northeast Florida and the Florida Keys. The Governor will continue to...

9/14/2017

Gov. Scott Issues Updates on Continued Hurricane Irma Response Efforts

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott will tour Hurricane Irma damage in Naples with President Donald Trump. This week, Governor Scott has joined FWC officers and members of the Florida National Guard to survey storm damage in Northeast Florida and the Florida Keys. The Governor will...

9/14/2017

Governor Scott Directs AHCA to Terminate the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills from the Medicaid Program

NAPLES, Fla. – After the loss of eight lives at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills Governor Scott directed the Agency for Health Care Administration to terminate the facility as a Medicaid provider. This facility was responsible to provide their patients a safe environment and they failed...

9/14/2017

Gov. Scott Activates Emergency Bridge Loan Program for Small Businesses Damaged by Hurricane Irma

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott activated the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program to support small businesses impacted by Hurricane Irma. The bridge loan program, managed by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), will provide short-term, interest-free...

9/14/2017

Department Of Health Urges Residents To Not Drink Contaminated Water

Tallahassee, Fla.— As Floridians statewide begin the task of recovering from Hurricane Irma and returning to their homes, the Florida Department of Health (DOH) is urging the public to not consume water that is under a boil water notice without boiling it first. If you are under a boil water notice...

9/13/2017

Gov. Scott: $25 Million in Federal Funding Approved to Help Quickly Repair Florida Roadways

KEY WEST, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has approved a $25 million Emergency Relief (ER) Quick Release Grant to support response and recovery efforts for Florida’s roadways and transportation system. This federal funding will be used to...

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