Gov. Scott Releases Updates on Hurricane Michael Response in Calhoun County

On October 16, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott has been in constant communication with local officials and emergency management in Calhoun County. The following information has been reported to the State Emergency Response Team and includes specific actions the state has taken to aid the residents of Calhoun County impacted by Hurricane Michael.   FEMA Individual Assistance […]

Gov. Scott: Disaster Relief Employment Available to Floridians Impacted by Hurricane Michael

On October 16, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida has been awarded federal National Dislocated Worker Grants to provide temporary employment to Floridians affected by Hurricane Michael. The federal National Dislocated Worker Grant, administered by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), provides disaster relief employment in the form of temporary jobs that support storm […]

Gov. Scott: Alabama, Georgia Offer Prescription Medication Refills for Families Impacted by Hurricane Michael

On October 16, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Scott thanked Alabama Governor Kay Ivey and Georgia Governor Nathan Deal for their action to authorize pharmacies in their states to offer prescription refills to those that have been impacted and displaced by Hurricane Michael. Governor Scott also requested the activation of the federal Emergency Prescription Assistance Program, administered jointly […]

Gov. Scott: Telecommunications Companies Should Treat Floridians Fairly

On October 16, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott today laid out his expectations for telecommunications companies that are experiencing prolonged service outages in the areas impacted by Hurricane Michael. Due to these outages, families are having a difficult time communicating with loved ones, first responders have faced challenges communicating and people are having difficulty getting their prescriptions […]

Gov. Scott: FLOW Mobiles Providing Driver License, DMV Services to Families Impacted by Hurricane Michael

On October 15, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. —Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) will deploy a Florida Licensing on Wheels (FLOW) vehicle tomorrow, October 16th,  in Liberty County to provide driver license and other motor vehicle services to families impacted by Hurricane Michael. Additional FLOW mobiles will be deployed to […]

Gov. Scott Issues Updates on Hurricane Michael Response

On October 15, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott is in constant communication with federal, state and local emergency management officials and state agency leaders to ensure that communities impacted by Hurricane Michael are receiving everything they need. Governor Scott has surveyed damage from Hurricane Michael in Bay, Gulf, Gadsden, Washington, Liberty, Calhoun, Gulf, Holmes and Jackson counties. Today, Governor Scott, […]

Gov. Scott Thanks Businesses for Hurricane Relief Donations

On October 15, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida today thanked the following businesses for their generous donations to the Florida Disaster Fund, which was activated by Governor Scott to aid those impacted by Hurricane Michael. The Florida Disaster Fund, administered by the Volunteer Florida Foundation, is the State of Florida’s official private fund established […]

Gov. Scott Issues Updates on Hurricane Michael Response

On October 15, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott is in constant communication with federal, state and local emergency management officials and state agency leaders to ensure that communities impacted by Hurricane Michael are receiving everything they need. Governor Scott has surveyed damage from Hurricane Michael in Bay, Gulf, Gadsden, Washington, Liberty, Calhoun, Gulf, Holmes, and Jackson counties. Following Governor Scott’s […]

Gov. Scott: FEMA Approves Sheltering Assistance for Bay County

On October 15, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott today highlighted the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) decision, following his request, to approve Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) for families in Bay County. TSA provides FEMA funded short-term lodging in hotels and motels for eligible disaster survivors who are unable to return home for an extended period due to […]

Gov. Scott & CFO Patronis: Consumers Must be Protected Following Hurricane Michael

On October 14, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott directed Florida Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier to take every action authorized pursuant to Executive Order 18-276 to provide additional protections to support recovery efforts in the areas of the state impacted by Hurricane Michael. Governor Scott and Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis have made it clear that the […]