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10/14/2018

Gov. Scott Issues Updates on Hurricane Michael Response

Governor Rick Scott is in constant communication with federal, state and local emergency management officials and state agency leaders to ensure the state is prepared to respond to Hurricane Michael. Governor Scott has surveyed damage from Hurricane Michael and is providing updates on...

10/14/2018

Gov. Scott Thanks Walt Disney Company for $1 Million Donation for Hurricane Relief

Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida today thanked the Walt Disney Company 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 Michael. The Florida Disaster Fund, administered by...

10/13/2018

Florida SERT: Damage Assessment Teams to Deploy Immediately to Expedite Assistance

The Florida Division of Emergency Management (DEM) announced today that, in the interest of bringing assistance to families impacted by Hurricane Michael as quickly as possible, it is proceeding with Preliminary Damage Assessments (PDA) for FEMA Individual Assistance (IA) immediately. In disasters...

10/12/2018

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

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

10/12/2018

Gov. Scott Offers Utility Companies Additional Push Crews to Aid in Power Restoration

Additional Large-Scale Power Restoration Expert Deployed to State EOC Governor Rick Scott today offered each utility in Florida the additional federal push crews to augment the ability of power restoration workers to reach communities allowing them to restore...

10/11/2018

Gov. Scott: President Trump Declares Major Disaster in Florida as State Responds to Hurricane Michael

Today, following Governor Rick Scott’s request, President Donald Trump issued a Major Disaster Declaration for Hurricane Michael. See the declaration HERE. Governor Scott is in constant communication with federal, state and local emergency management officials and state agency...

10/10/2018

Gov. Scott Issues Updates on Hurricane Michael as Storm Continues to Impact Florida

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 Hurricane Michael. On October 7th, Governor Scott declared a state of emergency in 26 Florida counties,...

10/10/2018

Gov. Scott Activates Florida Disaster Fund for Hurricane Michael

Today, Governor Rick Scott activated the Florida Disaster Fund to support individuals who are impacted by Hurricane Michael. The Florida Disaster Fund helps provide financial support to Florida’s communities in times of disaster. To make a contribution, please visit...

10/9/2018

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...

10/8/2018

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...

10/8/2018

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...

10/7/2018

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,...

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