Thursday, December 5, 2019
Patronis urged Floridians to go to PrepareFL.com website which serves as a one-stop-shop for disaster preparedness information to help Floridians ensure they are prepared to weather the next storm.
“Last year’s disasters left damaged homes, businesses and infrastructure in their wake,” said Carson.
The two senators sent a letter to U.S. VA Sec. Robert Wilkie on the matter on Thursday after the hurricane hit parts of the Big Bend and the Panhandle. 
By declaring this state of emergency, Governor Scott is ensuring that state and local government has ample time, resources and flexibility to get prepared for this storm.
This week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., took to a national newspaper to push back against the Green New Deal proposed by congressional Democrats and called for “adaptive solutions” to combat climate change. 
U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., has been pushing for this funding for more than a year.
With the legislative session approaching, state Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, the only Democrat holding statewide office in Florida, brought out her legislative agenda at an event in Tampa this week.
At the end of last week, the two chairmen of the Florida delegation--Republican U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan and Democrat U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings--wrote Trump on the matter. They rounded up the other 25 members representing Florida in the House to sign off on the letter.
On the surface, this looks like a petition allowing free market principles into the energy market.
With these latest funds, DEP has sent $13 million in grants to help Floridians hurt by red tide.