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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...

9/13/2017

Gov. Rick Scott: I am Demanding Answers on Fatalities in Broward

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – This afternoon, Governor Rick Scott made the following statement regarding tragic news reports of multiple deaths in a nursing home in Hollywood Hills, Florida. Governor Scott said, “I am absolutely heartbroken to learn of news reports of the deaths of multiple individuals in a...

9/13/2017

Gov. Scott Issues Updates on Continued Hurricane Irma Response Efforts

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott joined FWC officers to tour flood damage caused by Hurricane Irma in Middleburg in Clay County and joined FWC officers to tour hurricane damage in the Florida Keys. Over the past few days, Governor Scott has visited four shelters in Pensacola, Immokalee,...

9/13/2017

Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisonings After Hurricane Irma

Tallahassee, Fla.— As Floridians statewide begin the task of recovering from Hurricane Irma, the Florida Department of Health (DOH) is urging the public to avoid carbon monoxide (CO) exposure by taking precautions with portable generators, gas-powered appliances and charcoal or gas grills. CO is a...

9/13/2017

Gov. Scott Issues Updates on Continued Hurricane Irma Response Efforts

KEY WEST, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott joined FWC officers to tour Hurricane Irma damage in Clay County and the Florida Keys. The Governor will continue to be in constant communication with state and local emergency management officials, city and county leaders, law enforcement and National...

9/12/2017

Gov. Scott Thanks WellCare for $1 Million Donation for Hurricane Victims

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida today thanked WellCare for its support and generous donation of $1 million to the Florida Disaster Fund, which was activated by Governor Scott to aid those impacted by Hurricane Irma. The Florida Disaster Fund, administered by the...

9/12/2017

Gov. Scott Issues Updates on Hurricane Irma Response Efforts

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – This morning, Governor Rick Scott joined Adjutant General of Florida Maj. Gen. Michael Calhoun, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry, and members of the National Guard on an aerial tour to assess damage from Hurricane Irma in Jacksonville. Over the past two days, Governor Scott has...

9/12/2017

Gov. Scott Issues Updates on Continued Hurricane Irma Response Efforts

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott toured impacts of Hurricane Irma in Lee County with City of Bonita Springs Mayor Peter Simmons and Lee County Undersheriff Carmine Marceno, and joined Adjutant General of Florida Maj. Gen. Michael Calhoun, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry, and members of...

9/12/2017

Governor Rick Scott: Consumers Must Be Protected

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott directed Florida Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier to take every action authorized pursuant to Executive Order 17-235 to provide additional protections to support recovery efforts as it relates to Hurricane Irma’s impact on Florida’s families....

9/12/2017

Gov. Scott: More Fuel and Restoring Power is Florida’s Top Priority

Power Restored for Nearly 2 Million Homes and Businesses FORT MYERS, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott made it clear that Florida’s top priorities continue to be getting fuel delivered to gas stations and getting power turned back on for 100 percent of homes and businesses. While significant...

9/11/2017

Gov. Scott: We’re Aggressively Moving Fuel into Florida

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Tonight, Governor Rick Scott issued an update regarding the state’s efforts to resupply gas stations as Floridians begin to return to their homes after evacuating for Hurricane Irma. Governor Scott has aggressively worked to ensure that Florida gas stations have fuel as...

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