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Rick Scott: “I want everybody to get back to normal”

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Tallahassee residents should expect their power on within the next week, officials said Friday night at a Hurricane Hermine Response Roundtable Discussion. Gov. Rick Scott convened a conference room full of local government, law enforcement and utility representatives at the state’s Emergency Operations Center. Teams are working around the clock to restore electricity and ensure public safety, they said. “In Tallahassee, we’ve got a lot of people without power, and that’s a problem,” the governor told the room. He was told…

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Rick Scott elevates emergency center to Level 2 in anticipation of tropical storm

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Gov. Rick Scott has elevated the State Emergency Operations Center in Tallahassee to Level 2 as Florida prepares for what has been named Tropical Depression No. 3 developing in the Gulf of Mexico. Scott issued a statement 11:15 a.m. Sunday: “As we continue to closely monitor this tropical depression, Floridians should remain vigilant and have an emergency plan for their families and businesses in place today.” The warning is a reminder to Florida residents, visitors and businesses to stay vigilant…

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