Gov. Scott: As Tropical Storm Hermine Approaches Florida, Residents Must Be Prepared

On August 31, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

New Executive Order Issued to Include 51 Florida Counties TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) upgraded Tropical Depression 9 to Tropical Storm Hermine. Governor Rick Scott today signed an additional executive order that expands the state of emergency to include nine new counties.  This is in addition to the 42 counties announced […]

Governor Scott Declares a State of Emergency in Florida in Preparation for Tropical Depression Nine

On August 31, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott issued Executive Order 16-205 declaring a state of emergency in 42 counties within the state of Florida in preparation for Tropical Depression Nine. To view Executive Order 16-205, click HERE. Governor Scott said, “Last night, hurricane and tropical storm watches were issued along Florida’s Gulf Coast from Pasco […]

Gov. Scott to Visit Tampa Today in Preparation for Tropical Depression

On August 30, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

ORLANDO, Fla. – Today, after speaking with the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) regarding Tropical Depression 9, Governor Rick Scott will be visiting Tampa’s Emergency Operations Center to be briefed on the storm’s potential impacts to the area. This morning, the State Emergency Operations Center elevated its status to Level Two in preparation for […]

Gov. Scott: Floridians Need to Remain Vigilant to Tropical Depression

On August 29, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott spoke with the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) to get an update on storm impacts. Tomorrow, August 30, 2016, the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) in Tallahassee will elevate its activation status to Level Two in preparation for potential impacts from Tropical Depression 9 entering the […]

Gov. Scott: As Storm Impacts South Florida, Residents and Visitors Should Remain Prepared for Severe Weather

On August 28, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

NAPLES, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott spoke with the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) to get an update on storm impacts in South Florida. FDEM is continuing to actively monitor a developing storm system as it moves through the Florida Straits and South Florida, and is urging everyone in Florida to remain vigilant […]

Gov. Scott Urges All Floridians to Monitor the Weather and be Prepared for Potential Storm Impacts

On August 27, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

NAPLES, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott spoke with the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) to get an update on potential storm impacts. FDEM is continuing to actively monitor a developing storm system as it approaches the Florida Straits, and is urging everyone in Florida to remain vigilant as it moves toward the Gulf […]

Governor Scott Highlights Jobs at Hot Pandeyuca

On August 26, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

MIAMI, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott highlighted job growth at Hot Pandeyuca, a successful bread factory that also specializes in making traditional Colombian baked goods. Hot Pandeyuca started with only three employees and now employs nearly 30 Floridians. Governor Scott said, “Hot Pandeyuca is a great example of the American Dream. The bread factory […]

GOV SCOTT: AS WEEKEND APPROACHES, CONTINUE TO MONITOR WEATHER

On August 26, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

MIAMI, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott spoke with the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) and the Florida Department of State (DOS) to get an update on potential storm impacts. FDEM is continuing to actively monitor a developing storm system as it approaches the Florida Straits, and are urging everyone in Florida to remain […]

GOV SCOTT: FLORIDIANS SHOULD PREPARE FOR POTENTIAL STORM IMPACT

On August 25, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

MIAMI, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott spoke with the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) and the Florida Department of State (DOS) on potential storm impacts. FDEM is actively monitoring a low pressure area associated with a tropical wave in the Western Atlantic Ocean. FDEM has not yet elevated the activation level of the […]

GOV. SCOTT: I’M TRAVELING TO D.C. TO DEMAND URGENT ACTION FROM CONGRESS ON ZIKA

On August 25, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

BRADENTON, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that he will be in Washington D.C. on September 6th to meet with members of Congress to discuss the immediate need for funding to combat the Zika virus. Governor Scott said, “Since Congress decided to go on a seven-week vacation, the state of Florida has been hard […]