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Gov. Rick Scott requests a Major Disaster Declaration as Hurricane Irma makes landfall

By Staff | Sep 10, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Shortly after Hurricane Irma made landfall at Cudjoe Key in the Lower Florida Keys Sunday, Gov. Rick Scott requested a Major Disaster Declaration for every county in Florida from President Donald Trump. Earlier today, Scott spoke with President Donald Trump who reaffirmed his support to provide Florida with every federal resource to aid in response and recovery.

“As Hurricane Irma makes landfall in Florida, we are fully committed to providing every resource to Floridians for response and recovery. We will spare no expense to save lives and help Floridians,” Scott said in a prepared statement. “We’ve worked aggressively all week to prepare for this powerful storm and keep people safe, but we have a long road ahead.”

Source: Office of the Governor