Gov. Scott Declares State of Emergency to Prepare Florida for Tropical Storm Nate

On October 5, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

SOUTHPORT, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott issued Executive Order 17-262 declaring a state of emergency in 29 counties within the State of Florida in response to Tropical Storm Nate. The counties under the state of emergency are Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes, Washington, Bay, Jackson, Calhoun, Gulf, Gadsden, Liberty, Franklin, Leon, Wakulla, Jefferson, Madison, […]

Gov. Scott: Florida Virtual School to Accept 20,000 Displaced Puerto Rican Students

On October 5, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

SOUTHPORT, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida Virtual School (FLVS) will accept 20,000 Puerto Rican students who were impacted by Hurricane Maria to ensure they are able to continue their education. Whether students are still in Puerto Rico or in Florida, they can take advantage of this program. Governor Scott said, “Families in […]

Gov. Scott Issues Updates on State Action to Assist Puerto Rico

On October 4, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott toured JAXPORT to view supplies being loaded onto ships to assist response recovery efforts in Puerto Rico. Governor Scott also announced that an eight-member FDLE incident management team arrived in Puerto Rico to distribute supplies and assist local law enforcement officers. An additional 50 Florida Highway Patrol Troopers […]

Gov. Scott Urges Gulf Coast Residents to Monitor the Weather and be Prepared for Hurricane Conditions

On October 4, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott will again be briefed by the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) on potential storm impacts. Governor Scott and the State of Florida are continuing to actively monitor a tropical depression in the southwest Caribbean, and are urging everyone in Florida to remain vigilant. The state receives regular […]

Gov. Scott Issues Updates on State Action to Assist Puerto Rico

On October 3, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

ORLANDO, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott visited the American Red Cross distribution warehouse in Orlando to thank volunteers for organizing donations to assist recovery efforts for Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. Governor Scott also spoke with Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló today to discuss ongoing response and recovery efforts. See below for more information […]

Gov. Scott Declares State of Emergency for Hurricane Maria to Support Puerto Rico

On October 2, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

MIAMI, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott signed Executive Order 17-259 declaring a State of Emergency in all 67 Florida counties in response to Hurricane Maria’s catastrophic impact on Puerto Rico. This declaration will provide important resources and assistance needed to best accommodate the needs of families impacted by Hurricane Maria when they come to […]

GOV. SCOTT PROPOSES MAJOR LEGISLATION PROHIBITING BUSINESS WITH THE MADURO REGIME

On October 2, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

MIAMI, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott met with world leaders for the 2017 Latin American Summit and announced a major legislative proposal for the upcoming legislative session which will strictly prohibit the State of Florida, including all state agencies, from investing in any company that is doing business with Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro’s oppressive […]

Gov. Scott Directs the Opening of Disaster Relief Centers to Help Puerto Rican Families

On October 2, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

MIAMI, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the opening of Disaster Relief Centers to assist Puerto Rican families displaced by Hurricane Maria at Orlando International Airport, Miami International Airport and the Port of Miami. The Disaster Relief Centers, which will ensure those entering Florida are provided with all available resources from the state, will […]

GOV. SCOTT: FLORIDA STANDS READY TO DEPLOY RESOURCES TO PUERTO RICO

On October 1, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

MIAMI, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott provided an update on resources available to be deployed to Puerto Rico to assist with recovery and response efforts following Hurricane Maria. During emergency recovery and response, Florida emergency management personnel work in coordination with officials in impacted areas to respond to requests for resources and personnel. Pursuant […]

Governor Scott Directs Additional State Action for Puerto Rico

On September 29, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Governor Rick Scott made the following statement after his meeting with President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. Governor Scott met with President Trump and Vice President Pence to discuss his trip to Puerto Rico and actions the State of Florida is taking to help Puerto Rico as they recover […]