A State of Emergency has been declared by Gov. Rick Scott due to the ongoing danger of Tropical Storm Isaac that continues to threaten the state of Florida. This order ensures state, regional, and local governments can take necessary actions to protect the lives and property of the people in threatened communities.
“While Florida is facing another tropical storm, our State Emergency Response Team prepares for these types of weather events year round,” said Gov Scott. “The Executive Order is a normal step in these preparations, activating resources to assist local officials in response to an emergency. Florida’s emergency response officials are accustom to protecting the 19 million residents and hundreds of thousands of visitors that are here every day. I am leading twice daily briefing with local, state, federal partners as well as those involved with the Republican National Convention. Preparation is a key to success and all visitors can be assured they are safe in Florida.”