Gov. Scott: While Families Remember Irma and Prepare for Florence, Florida Offers Support

On September 10, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

~Waives weight requirements for emergency vehicles, positions state assets~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, as Hurricane Florence grows and threatens the southeastern U.S. coast, Governor Scott spoke with Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper and Virginia Governor Ralph Northam to offer resources and assistance. Florence strengthened into a Category 4 hurricane this afternoon […]

Gov. Scott: Floridians Must Be Prepared as Hurricane Florence Strengthens and Threatens East Coast

On September 10, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott today received a briefing from the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) on Hurricane Florence and made the following statement urging Floridians to get prepared. Florence strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane this morning and is forecast to strengthen into a major hurricane by Monday and approach the southeastern U.S. […]

MEMORANDUM: Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of former State Representative George Sheldon

On September 7, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

TO:                  Tom Berger, Director of Real Estate Management and Development Carlos A. Gimenez, County Mayor, Miami-Dade County Francis Suarez, Mayor, City of Miami Rick Lott, Mayor, City of Plant City FROM:            Governor Rick Scott DATE:            September 7, 2018 RE:                  Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of former State Representative George Sheldon On Thursday, August 23, 2018, […]

Gov. Scott: After Fighting for EAA Reservoir, Authorization will be included in Upcoming Senate Bill

On September 7, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

All, Governor Rick Scott spoke with U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell today to follow up on a meeting they had last week in Washington, D.C. During the call, Senator McConnell committed to the Governor that approval for the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) reservoir to store more water south of Lake Okeechobee will be included […]

MEMORANDUM: Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of United States Army Chief Warrant Officer Three Taylor J. Galvin

On September 6, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

MEMORANDUM   TO:                  Tom Berger, Director of Real Estate Management and Development Heath Davis, Mayor, City of Cedar Key Wilbur Dean, County Coordinator, Levy County FROM:            Governor Rick Scott   DATE:            September 6, 2018   RE:                  Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of United States Army Chief Warrant Officer Three Taylor J. Galvin   On Monday, […]

Gov. Scott Appoints Tina Calderone to Seminole State College District Board of Trustees

On September 6, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Tina Calderone to the Seminole State College District Board of Trustees. Calderone, 59, of Longwood, is a school board member for Seminole County Public Schools. She received her bachelor’s degree from Central Connecticut State University and her master’s and doctoral degrees from the University […]

Gov. Scott: $1.5 Million in Grant Funding for Small & Rural Communities Will Create Jobs

On September 6, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Scott announced $1.5 million in Competitive Florida Partnership and Community Planning Technical Assistance grants for small and rural communities across Florida. The grants administered by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) will assist small and rural communities in planning and economic development so these communities can create jobs. Since […]

Gov. Scott: Florida Panhandle Should be Prepared as Tropical Storm Gordon Approaches

On September 4, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott made the following statement today regarding Tropical Storm Gordon, which is forecasted to develop into a hurricane and make landfall along the Mississippi coast this evening. Currently, there is no part of Florida under a hurricane warning, however tropical storm warnings are in effect for all of Escambia County and coastal portions of Santa Rosa […]

Gov. Scott: Remain Vigilant as Tropical Storm Gordon Moves Through South Florida

On September 3, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott made the following statement regarding Tropical Storm Gordon, which formed this morning near the Florida Keys. Governor Scott has received a full update on the storm from the Florida Division of Emergency Management and has been in contact with local officials regarding the storm. The Governor will continue […]

Gov. Scott: Floridians Should Watch Weather, Prepare for Heavy Rain

On September 2, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott made the following statement regarding Potential Tropical Cyclone #7, a storm system located approximately 275 miles east-southeast of Marathon, Florida. Governor Scott received a full update on the system from the Florida Division of Emergency Management and will continue to receive updates. The storm is forecasted to move […]