Gov. Scott: More Than 1 Million Volunteer Hours Served Following Hurricanes Irma and Maria

On November 22, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

 NAPLES, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida announced that volunteers have served more than one million hours in Florida following Hurricanes Irma and Maria. To date, more than 22,500 volunteers have donated their time to assist those affected by these storms, and disaster relief organizations have documented 1,003,394 hours of volunteer service. […]

Gov. Scott: More Than 1 Million Volunteer Hours Served Following Hurricanes Irma and Maria

On November 22, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

NAPLES, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida announced that volunteers have served more than one million hours in Florida following Hurricanes Irma and Maria. To date, more than 22,500 volunteers have donated their time to assist those affected by these storms, and disaster relief organizations have documented 1,003,394 hours of volunteer service. […]

Governor Rick Scott Recognizes Florida National Guard Member and State Law Enforcement Officers for Hurricane Irma Response

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

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized Florida National Guard Lieutenant Colonel Julio Acosta with the Medal of Merit and seven state law enforcement officers with the Medal of Heroism for their commitment to Florida families before, during and following Hurricane Irma.   Governor Scott said, “Hurricane […]

GOV. SCOTT EXPEDITING DELIVERY OF TARPS TO PATCH ROOFS OF HOMES DAMAGED BY IRMA

On September 25, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

MIAMI, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott directed the Florida Division of Emergency Management (DEM) to expedite the delivery of more than 10,000 tarps to communities across the state so that homeowners can patch roofs damaged by Hurricane Irma. To date, more than 100,000 tarps have been distributed throughout Florida. Following destructive storms like Hurricane […]

Gov. Scott Issues Updates on Continued Hurricane Irma Response Efforts

On September 21, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott is touring impacts of Hurricane Irma in St. Johns County. The Governor will also visit the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office Professional Development Center to thank local law enforcement, emergency management officials and first responders for their commitment to Florida families before, during and after Hurricane Irma.   EMERGENCY […]

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 […]