Gov. Scott Issues Updates on Continued Hurricane Irma Response Efforts

On September 20, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

MARATHON, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott is meeting with state and local officials in Monroe and Lee Counties to discuss Hurricane Irma response and recovery efforts. The Governor also visited a Hurricane Irma shelter in Monroe County with U.S. Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Elaine Duke.   EMERGENCY SUPPORT FUNCTIONS BY STATE EMERGENCY RESPONSE […]

Gov. Scott Directs FWC to Ease Regulations, Waive Fees for South Florida Commercial Fishing Industry Following Hurricane Irma

On September 20, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

MARATHON, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott directed the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to implement several changes to help South Florida’s commercial fishermen recover from the effects of Hurricane Irma and get back to work. The elimination of these regulations combined with the waiving of fees will allow more commercial fishermen in South […]

Gov. Scott: Disaster Relief Employment Available to Floridians Affected by Hurricane Irma

On September 20, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

MARATHON, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the state has been awarded federal Dislocated Worker Grants to provide temporary employment to Floridians affected by Hurricane Irma. The Dislocated Worker Grants, administered by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, provide disaster relief employment in the form of temporary jobs that support storm response and recovery efforts. […]

GOV. SCOTT: VISIT FLORIDA TO MARKET THE SUNSHINE STATE FOLLOWING IRMA

On September 19, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

ORANGE PARK, Fla.—Today, Governor Rick Scott directed VISIT FLORIDA to launch an aggressive new marketing campaign to highlight Florida following Hurricane Irma. Last year, Florida welcomed a record of nearly 113 million visitors to the state. In 2017, Florida is working to break this record and welcome more than 120 million visitors. The campaign will […]

Gov. Scott Issues Updates on Continued Hurricane Irma Response Efforts

On September 19, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

TAMPA, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott visited the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office to thank local law enforcement, emergency management officials and first responders for their commitment to Florida families before, during and after Hurricane Irma. He will also be meeting with local officials in Orange Park to discuss recovery efforts in Northeast Florida after Hurricane […]

Gov. Scott: Florida Virtual School Available for Students Displaced by Hurricane Irma

On September 18, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

NAPLES, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida Virtual School (FLVS) will provide remote access to educational resources to all Florida students who were displaced by Hurricane Irma. Additionally, FLVS will provide access to digital educational materials to help the hardest hit school districts as they work to return to normal operations. Governor Scott […]

GOV. SCOTT: COUNTIES MUST AGGRESSIVELY PRIORITIZE DEBRIS CLEAN-UP AS WE RECOVER FROM IRMA

On September 18, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

NAPLES, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott directed every county impacted by Hurricane Irma to submit a detailed debris clean-up plan to the Florida Division of Emergency Management (DEM) by noon on Tuesday, September 19th. Following a major storm like Hurricane Irma, it is incumbent on each Florida county to immediately execute its debris clean-up plan […]

Gov. Scott Issues Updates on Continued Hurricane Irma Response Efforts

On September 18, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

MARATHON, Fla. – Today, Governor Scott met with HHS Secretary Tom Price and state and local officials in Monroe County to discuss recovery efforts after Hurricane Irma. The Governor will continue to remain in constant communication with state and local emergency management officials, city and county leaders, law enforcement and National Guard leaders, and utility officials […]

Gov. Scott Issues Updates on Continued Hurricane Irma Response Efforts

On September 17, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

EVERGLADES CITY, Fla. – Today, Governor Scott is touring communities impacted by Hurricane Irma in Collier County. The Governor has met with officials in Highlands County, Key West and Marathon and will continue to remain in constant communication with state and local emergency management officials, city and county leaders, law enforcement and National Guard leaders, and […]

Gov. Scott Issues Updates on Continued Hurricane Irma Response Efforts

On September 16, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

SEBRING, Fla. – Today, Governor Scott will meet with local officials in Highlands County to discuss recovery efforts after Hurricane Irma. The Governor has also met with officials in Key West and Marathon and will continue to remain in constant communication with state and local emergency management officials, city and county leaders, law enforcement and National […]