Updated: 7:16 PM “As Tropical Storm Isaac approaches Florida and the possibility of hurricane strength conditions becoming more likely for the Keys and Panhandle, I have made the decision to cancel my speech on Monday night at the Republican National Convention and will also cancel my other scheduled convention-related activities on Sunday and Monday, so that I can respond to storm-related matters.
Updated: 7:06 PM The State Emergency Operations Center remains activated to provide resources to the counties as requested due to Tropical Storm Isaac, now located less than 600 miles southeast of Miami, Florida.
Posted: 5:37 PM Florida Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jeff Atwater today urged Floridians to continue to monitor Tropical Storm Isaac and prepare to “Protect their Home Base” including taking the necessary financial and fire safety precautions to weather the storm.
Posted: 4:50 AM Governor Rick Scott signed Executive Order 12-199, to declare a statewide state of emergency. The Executive Order designates Florida Division of Emergency Management Director, Bryan W. Koon as the State Coordinating Officer. The State Emergency Operations Center is now operating at a Level One, full activation.
Updated: 4:21 PM Progress Energy Florida, a subsidiary of Duke Energy, is preparing to mobilize more than 1200 off-system line and tree personnel to assist company crews if Tropical Storm Isaac affects its service territory. With the Republican National Convention (RNC) beginning Sunday in the Tampa Bay area, Progress Energy Florida is coordinating with the Secret Service, local emergency management organizations, and others to help monitor the event that is bringing more than 50,000 visitors to the area.
Updated: 8:43 AM With Tropical Storm Isaac heading into the Caribbean, Florida officials said Wednesday it's too early to tell how the storm may affect the upcoming Republican National Convention slated to begin Monday in Tampa.
Posted: 10:28 AM Rep. Leonard Bembry is asking Gov. Rick Scott to speed up state assistance for several north Florida counties that are battling an explosion in the mosquito population in the wake of Tropical Storm Debby.