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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,...

10/7/2018

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...

10/2/2018

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...

9/27/2018

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...

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