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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...

8/26/2017

Gov. Scott: FWC Responds to Texas’ Request for Emergency Assistance Following Hurricane Harvey

Governor Rick Scott announced he is deploying Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) officers and resources to Houston in response to Texas’ request for emergency assistance following Hurricane Harvey. These officers and resources will be assisting with search and rescue and...

8/1/2017

Gov. Scott: Tropical Depression Emily Moves off Florida East Coast

Governor Rick Scott spoke with the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) to get an update on Tropical Depression Emily. The State has remained in constant communication with local emergency management officials and state agency leaders to ensure all needs are met and appropriate response...

7/31/2017

Gov. Scott Issues Updates on Tropical Depression Emily

Governor Rick Scott continues to receive updates on Tropical Depression Emily at the State Emergency Operations Center. The Governor remains 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...

7/31/2017

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...

7/31/2017

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....

7/31/2017

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...

6/20/2017

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...

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