TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott released the following statement on the flooding in Louisiana and the State of Florida’s commitment to helping all those impacted by this natural disaster.

Governor Scott said, “Ann and I join all Floridians in praying for everyone in Louisiana who has been affected by the recent disastrous flooding. Our hearts go out to the many families who have lost their homes and we especially pray for those who have tragically lost their loved ones.

“As response and recovery efforts continue, the State of Florida is fully committed to doing everything we can to help all of the families and communities in need. We have reached out to emergency management officials and elected leaders in Louisiana, including Governor John Bel Edwards, Congressman Garret Graves, Central Mayor Jr. Shelton and Denham Springs Councilwoman Lori Lamm-Williams to offer resources and express our condolences. The Florida Division of Emergency Management has also already assisted by sending 14 truckloads of water to their state over the weekend. Louisiana families remain in our thoughts and we stand ready to continue helping in any way possible.”

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