TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized utility lineman who responded to Hurricane Michael and helped restore power to hundreds of thousands of families and businesses. Governor Scott and the Florida Cabinet also issued the following resolution thanking all Hurricane Michael responders, including local governments, first responders, utility providers, federal partners, partners from other states and the business community who responded to rescue, rebuild and recover.

Governor Scott said, “After the devastating impact that Hurricane Michael had on Florida, we had tens of thousands of people respond to help families. As I traveled the Panhandle, I heard many of their stories and I was able to meet so many people who left their families to help others. We are grateful for everyone who responded to this storm, and we will continue to find ways to help.”

RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, On October 10th, 2018 Hurricane Michael made landfall in our state causing severe destruction and devastation; and

WHEREAS, Hurricane Michael made landfall as a category four hurricane and was the strongest storm to hit the Florida panhandle area in nearly a century;

WHEREAS, local governments, first responders, and utility providers helped warn people to take this storm seriously before Hurricane Michael made landfall; and

WHEREAS, first responders worked through the night to rescue victims and save lives; and

WHEREAS, immediately after the storm made landfall, the State of Florida, along with our federal and local governments, first responders, utility providers, partners from other states and the business community responded to rescue, rebuild and recover; and

WHEREAS, as a part of our massive and nonstop response effort, local governments, first responders, and utility providers helped solve problems and position our impacted communities for a successful recovery; and 

WHEREAS, the hard work of local governments, first responders, and utility providers continues to help our families and businesses get back on their feet and return to normal; and

WHEREAS, thanks to the help of responders, Florida’s panhandle area will fully recover.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Governor and Cabinet of the State of Florida do hereby recognize

Hurricane Michael Responders

for their dedicated service to the citizens of Florida during and after Hurricane Michael.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, the Governor and Cabinet of the State of Florida have hereunto subscribed their names and have caused the Official Seal of the State of Florida to be hereunto affixed in the City of Tallahassee this 4th day of December, 2018.

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