Gov. Scott Deploys More Emergency Supply Distribution Centers & Sheltering Enhancements

On October 13, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Following the devastation caused by Hurricane Michael, Governor Rick Scott announced today that more emergency supply distribution centers and sheltering enhancements have been deployed to the following counties: Bay, Liberty, Franklin, Calhoun and Gulf. Many distribution sites have been established and are operational with many more coming online throughout the weekend. Also, […]

Administrative Schedule for Friday, October 12, 2018

On October 12, 2018, in Scheduling, by Staff

Scott/ Lopez-Cantera Administrative Schedule for Friday, October 12, 2018

Gov. Scott Activates Emergency Bridge Loan Program for Small Businesses Damaged by Hurricane Michael

On October 12, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott activated the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program to support small businesses impacted by Hurricane Michael. The bridge loan program, managed by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), will provide short-term, interest-free loans to small businesses that experienced physical or economic damage during Hurricane Michael. The application period opened […]

Administrative Schedule for Thursday, October 11, 2018

On October 11, 2018, in Scheduling, by Staff

Scott/ Lopez-Cantera Administrative Schedule for Thursday, October 11, 2018

Gov. Scott Offers Utility Companies Additional Push Crews to Aid in Power Restoration

On October 11, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

Additional Large-Scale Power Restoration Expert Deployed to State EOC   TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott today offered each utility in Florida the additional federal push crews to augment the ability of power restoration workers to reach communities allowing them to restore power faster. Normally, power restoration workers remove downed trees and debris that is […]

Gov. Scott: President Trump Declares Major Disaster in Florida as State Responds to Hurricane Michael  

On October 11, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.- Today, following Governor Rick Scott’s request, President Donald Trump issued a Major Disaster Declaration for Hurricane Michael. See the declaration HERE. Governor Scott is in constant communication with federal, state and local emergency management officials and state agency leaders to ensure the state is prepared to respond to Hurricane Michael. On October 7th, […]

Gov. Scott Issues Updates on Hurricane Michael as Storm Continues to Impact Florida

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

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.- Governor Scott will continue to be in constant communication with state and local emergency management officials and state agency leaders to ensure the state is prepared to respond to Hurricane Michael. On October 7th, Governor Scott declared a state of emergency in 26 Florida counties, and expanded it to include 35 counties total […]

Gov. Scott Requests Presidential Major Disaster Declaration

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

Good afternoon, Following Hurricane Michael’s landfall near Mexico Beach in Bay County at approximately 2:00 p.m. EDT, Governor Rick Scott formally requested that President Donald Trump issue a Major Disaster Declaration. See Governor Scott’s request HERE. This will expedite resources and assistance for impacted communities from the federal government. Following Governor Scott’s previous request, President […]

Gov. Scott Issues Updates on Hurricane Michael as Storm Impacts Florida

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

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.- Governor Scott will continue to be in constant communication with state and local emergency management officials and state agency leaders to ensure the state is prepared to respond to the potential devastating impacts from Hurricane Michael. On October 7th, Governor Scott declared a state of emergency in 26 Florida counties, and expanded it […]

Gov. Scott Activates Florida Disaster Fund for Hurricane Michael

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

TALLAHASSEE, Fla – Today, Governor Rick Scott activated the Florida Disaster Fund to support individuals who are impacted by Hurricane Michael. The Florida Disaster Fund helps provide financial support to Florida’s communities in times of disaster. To make a contribution, please visit www.FloridaDisasterFund.org or text DISASTER to 20222 to make a one-time donation of $10. […]