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Gov. Rick Scott requests major disaster declaration

Gov. Rick Scott
Posted at 1:35 PM, Sep 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-10 09:44:16-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Governor Rick Scott has requested a major disaster declaration for every county in Florida from President Donald Trump. 

Gov. Scott's ask came after Hurricane Irma made landfall at Cudjoe Key in the Lower Florida Keys.

Scott's office says that on Sunday, Governor Rick Scott spoke with President Donald Trump who reaffirmed his support to provide Florida with every federal resource to aid in response and recovery. 

Governor Rick Scott said, “As Hurricane Irma makes landfall in Florida, we are fully committed to providing every resource to Floridians for response and recovery. We will spare no expense to save lives and help Floridians. We’ve worked aggressively all week to prepare for this powerful storm and keep people safe, but we have a long road ahead.”

To view the request, click HERE