Governor Rick Scott announced that state offices will be closed on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve in recognition of state employees’ hard work throughout the year, including the response and recovery from Hurricane Michael.
The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season officially concludes on November 30, and will be remembered most for hurricanes Florence and Michael, which caused significant damage in the southeastern U.S.
Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam announced that estimated agricultural damages due to Hurricane Michael total nearly $1.5 billion, with the timber industry bearing the brunt of the devastation at $1.3 billion in economic losses.
Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.5 percent, the lowest since February 2007, and a decrease of 7.3 percentage points since December 2010; this drop is faster than the national decline of 5.6 percentage points.
The 45th Space Wing held a modified Emergency Family Assistance Center on Oct. 17, 2018, at the Airman & Family Readiness Center for Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. Airmen displaced due to Hurricane Michael.
Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam and the Florida Forest Service, a division of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, today announced the estimated value of timber damage in Florida due to Hurricane Michael is $1.3 billion, impacting nearly three million acres of forestland.
Here is a video of the moonscape of devastation in Mexico Beach, Florida, where U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson was able to see and assess first-hand the massive destruction caused by Hurricane Michael.
Coast Guard crews continue response efforts along the path of Hurricane Michael, Friday.
U.S. Northern Command and its National Guard and Defense Department partners are working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to respond in areas hit by Hurricane Michael, Northcom officials said.
Hurricane Michael slammed into Florida’s Panhandle, leaving a path of destruction that will take months to repair. As search and recovery efforts continue, Attorney General Pam Bondi is urging consumers to be wary of disaster-related scams and guard against price gouging.
Brevard County Emergency Management Director Kimberly Prosser and Emergency Management Planning Coordinator Kate Dean were deployed to the Florida Panhandle on Thursday as part of a six-member Emergency Operations Center support team in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael.
Air Force Reservists with the 920th Rescue Wing started preparing to launch search-and-rescue missions in response to Hurricane Michae.
As Hurricane Michael barrels its way toward Florida’s Gulf Coast, scammers continue to con people who want to help those affected by past hurricanes.
Remarkably, Category 4 Hurricane Michael continues to grow in strength as it approaches the Florida Panhandle this morning and early afternoon.
The Coast Guard along Florida’s Gulf Coast reminds boaters to prepare Monday for Hurricane Michael. The Coast Guard asks boaters to take action now as hurricane winds, degraded sea conditions and rainfall can impact areas well ahead of the storm.