Wednesday, September 30, 2020
With this week marking the one year anniversary of Hurricane Irma hitting the Keys, leaders at the federal and state level headed to Monroe County to focus on how the area is recovering and preparing for future hurricanes.  
Scott spoke with Govs. Nathan Deal, R-Ga., Roy Cooper, R-NC, and Ralph Northam, D-Va., on Monday, saying Florida was ready to help provide resources and assistance. 
With toxic algae and red tide continuing to impact the Sunshine State, three members of the Florida delegation scored a win this week on Capitol Hill to help alleviate the problems.
U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney, R-Fla., the vice chairman of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee despite being in his first term in Congress, wrote to U.S. Rep. Ken Calvert, R-Calif., on the matter, urging him to match the Senate’s appropriation level which is an increase of $1.5 million.
The storm is expected to grow in intensity on Monday and hit the southeastern coast--namely the Carolinas--later in the week. 
On Wednesday night, Gov. Rick Scott announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) approved his requests and issued disaster declarations for South Florida due to the continued toxic algae and red tide problems. Scott sent letters to the SBA...
Prices rose for a moment on Tuesday but fell back in line after fears of the storm’s impact on oil production in the Gulf faded. 
Along with the chaos of upcoming storms, scams before hurricanes and after can be rampant. A few storm-related scams to watch out for are price gouging, tree-removal scams and home repair scams.
With Tropical Storm Gordon expected to turn into a hurricane and hit the Mississippi coast on Tuesday night, Gov. Rick Scott told residents of the Panhandle to be ready for the storm’s impact.
They are cosponsoring U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici’s, D-Oreg., “Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Amendments Act” which declares the HAB problem an “Event of National Significance” and “would trigger disaster-like funding for affected communities.”