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 […]

Gov. Scott Announces AutoZone to Build Distribution Facility and Create 240 New Jobs in Ocala

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

OCALA, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that AutoZone, the leading retailer and a leading distributor of automotive parts and products in the United States, will build a new distribution facility in Ocala, Florida. The new facility will create 240 jobs and invest $50 million in the local community. AutoZone currently has more than […]

GOV. SCOTT: CDC MUST FULLY FULFILL REQUESTS FOR ZIKA RESOURCES

On August 24, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Florida Department of Health (DOH) is investigating a new non-travel related case of Zika in Palm Beach County. This case is unrelated to the other non-travel related case announced earlier this month in Palm Beach. Last week, the Governor called on the Centers for Disease […]

GOV. SCOTT: DOH IDENTIFIES LOCAL TRANSMISSION OF ZIKA IN PINELLAS COUNTY; SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCES WYNWOOD AREA

On August 23, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

CLEARWATER, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Florida Department of Health (DOH) is investigating five new non-travel related cases of Zika. One of these cases is in Pinellas County and four cases are in the impacted area in Wynwood. DOH has begun door-to-door outreach and sampling in Pinellas County and mosquito abatement […]

Gov. Scott: We Will Provide $5 Million in Additional Zika Preparedness Funding to Miami-Dade County

On August 22, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

  WYNWOOD, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Florida Department of Health (DOH) will allocate $5 million in additional state funding to Miami-Dade County for Zika preparedness and mosquito control. This funding will be used for additional mosquito control staff, mosquito spraying and community outreach. This follows last week’s announcement that DOH […]

GOV. SCOTT: DOH IDENTIFIES ADDITIONAL AREA OF LOCAL TRANSMISSION IN MIAMI BEACH; CLEARS ANOTHER PORTION OF WYNWOOD AREA

On August 19, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

MIAMI, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Florida Department of Health (DOH) has learned through one of their investigations that five individuals that have already been confirmed as cases of local transmissions of Zika are connected to the Miami Beach area. DOH believes that active transmission of this virus are only occurring […]