Monday, July 6, 2020
With hurricane season starting on Monday, the two co-chairmen of the Florida congressional delegation urged residents of the Sunshine State to be prepared for it.
The acquisition of this Franklin and Wakulla Counties property, also known as the Bluffs, provides a permanent means of protecting and restoring the estuaries that recreational and commercial fishers rely on for finfish and shellfish species that are the economic lifeblood of the region.
U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Ill., lead the Congressional Pollinator Caucus. They wrote U.S. Agriculture Sec. Sonny Perdue on the matter last week.
Florida’s farmers and ranchers are integral to our nation and our domestic food security, and it is vital to provide them with support during this public health crisis,” Rubio said. “USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program will provide much-needed relief to the farmers and ranchers who are responsible for the resilience of our nation’s domestic food supply. Florida’s farmers and ranchers are hurting, and I will continue to fight for them.”
Mucarsel-Powell led the letter to FEMA Administrator Peter Gaynor as Democrats from the Sunshine State called on FEMA to offer quicker reimbursements from claims from Hurricanes Irma and Michael.
“I’m pleased to announce the opening of the I-4 corridor three months earlier than planned after we took advantage of the lower traffic volume by accelerating work on some of these busy roads,” said DeSantis.
“With the recent devastation of the Five Mile Swamp Fire and Mussett Bayou Wildfires in the Panhandle, and current wildfires raging in Southwest Florida, I encourage all Floridians to be aware and prepared for seasonally heightened wildfire activity. While our state continues to monitor and assist with the threat of COVID-19, Floridians must be proactive in preparing for the other threats to our safety, specifically during elevated wildfire conditions.
Rubio urged Jovita Carranza, the administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), to provide information on the SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance (ODA) preparedness to respond to potential natural disasters that could arise in the upcoming months in advance of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season beginning on June 1.
With the 2020 Hurricane Season looming at the start of June, Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis offered a reminded this week on how critical it is to prepare now before the next storm takes aim at the Sunshine State.
It is an open joke in Tallahassee that if Kimberly Mitchell and the Everglades Trust speak, you will hear her words echoed down Adams Street by the dozens of environmental groups that are bought and paid for by her network.