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    Commissioner Putnam’s Department Ready for Tropical Storm Erika

    TALLAHASSEE, FL — With Tropical Storm Erika approaching Florida, Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam announced today that the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is ready to fulfill its roles in assisting and protecting...

    Aug 28 • 112 Views • Comments Off on Commissioner Putnam’s Department Ready for Tropical Storm Erika

    TALLAHASSEE, FL — With Tropical Storm Erika approaching Florida, Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam announced today that the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is ready to fulfill its roles in assisting and protecting...

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    Gov. Rick Scott: Floridians Should Remain Prepared For Tropical Storm Erika

    MIAMI, FL – After receiving a full update on Tropical Storm Erika at the Miami-Dade County Emergency Operations Center, Governor Rick Scott urged Floridians to remain prepared for any potential impacts from the storm. This morning, the Governor declared a...

    Aug 28 • 85 Views • Comments Off on Gov. Rick Scott: Floridians Should Remain Prepared For Tropical Storm Erika

    MIAMI, FL – After receiving a full update on Tropical Storm Erika at the Miami-Dade County Emergency Operations Center, Governor Rick Scott urged Floridians to remain prepared for any potential impacts from the storm. This morning, the Governor declared a...

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    Florida Lottery Secretary Cynthia O’Connell Resigns Effective October 1

    Dear Governor Rick Scott, I am proud that during fiscal year 2014-15, the Florida Lottery has been able to achieve another milestone of record sales, totaling $5.58 billion and $1.5 billion in transfers to education. During my tenure, sales have grown from...

    Aug 28 • 54 Views • Comments Off on Florida Lottery Secretary Cynthia O’Connell Resigns Effective October 1

    Dear Governor Rick Scott, I am proud that during fiscal year 2014-15, the Florida Lottery has been able to achieve another milestone of record sales, totaling $5.58 billion and $1.5 billion in transfers to education. During my tenure, sales have grown from...

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    PSC Approves Cedar Bay Agreement between FPL and OPC

    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) today approved a Settlement Agreement (Settlement) between the Office of Public Counsel (OPC)—representing consumers in PSC proceedings—and Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) on FPL’s...

    Aug 27 • 140 Views • Comments Off on PSC Approves Cedar Bay Agreement between FPL and OPC

    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) today approved a Settlement Agreement (Settlement) between the Office of Public Counsel (OPC)—representing consumers in PSC proceedings—and Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) on FPL’s...

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    Florida Communities Expected to Experience Wind and Rain Resulting from Erika

    Aug 28 • 135 Views

    TAMPA, FL – Today, Governor Rick Scott received a full update on Tropical Storm Erika at the Hillsborough County Emergency Operations Center. Governor Scott urged all Floridians to remain prepared for any potential impacts from the storm. Regional Update Pasco County has requested additional pumps and state officials stand ready to provide further assistance. More than 30 individuals with special needs have been identified in Monroe County that would require assistance should evacuation occur. Hendry Co... Read more >>

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    Gov. Scott Briefed on Tropical Storm Erika in Tampa

    Aug 28 • 118 Views

    TAMPA, FL - Today, Governor Rick Scott and Lt. Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera attended a briefing on Tropical Storm Erika at the Hillsborough County Emergency Operations Center. Also participating in the briefing was Major General Michael A. Calhoun, Adjutant General of Florida, Attorney General Pam Bondi, and Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn. Contact: media@eog.myflorida.com, (850) 717-9282... Read more >>

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    Weeki Wachee man arrested for child pornography

    Aug 28 • 128 Views

    WEEKI WACHEE, FL - The Florida Department of Law Enforcement with assistance from the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office arrested Michael Shawn Grayson, 48, of 15327 Green Jay Rd., Weeki Wachee, Fla., on nine counts of possession of child pornography and three counts of possession of child pornography with intent to distribute. Task Force agents arrested Grayson at 6270 Commerce Way, Brooksville, Fla. this afternoon. Grayson was arrested without incident. Numerous digital images of child pornography were recovered and age... Read more >>

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    State Road A1A Reconstruction Project Update

    Aug 28 • 107 Views

    State Road A1A Reconstruction from Sunrise Boulevard to NE 18th Street in Fort Lauderdale Traffic Impact August 28 – September 4, 2015  Note: Project staff continue to monitor the progress of Tropical Storm Erika and will be on hand throughout the weekend to address any issues that may occur within the project limits. All announced lane closures are contingent on the impact of the storm on the area.  A1A is restricted to one travel lane in each direction between Sunrise Boulevard and NE 18th Street. Traffic i... Read more >>

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    FDOT Weekly Interstate Report: Lane closures for week beginning 8/30/2015

    Aug 28 • 106 Views

    Lane closures – depending on weather --  for week beginning: 8/30/2015 As a reminder, FDOT’s 511 Traveler Information System offers five convenient ways for drivers to check real-time traffic conditions: call 511; visit FL511.com; download the Florida 511 app for Apple or Android devices; follow @FL511_Central on Twitter; or sign up for a “My Florida 511” account on FL511.com to receive personalized alerts. ... Read more >>

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    Commissioner Putnam’s Department Ready for Tropical Storm Erika

    Aug 28 • 112 Views

    TALLAHASSEE, FL — With Tropical Storm Erika approaching Florida, Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam announced today that the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is ready to fulfill its roles in assisting and protecting Floridians should it be necessary. The department plays key emergency support functions, including: helping with search and rescue missions, moving supplies through hazardous areas, providing food and water, protecting animals and pets, and supporting overall emergency response ... Read more >>

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    Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Begins Efforts to Eradicate Exotic Fruit...

    Aug 28 • 100 Views

    MIAMI, FL — The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has positively identified the presence of more than 40 Oriental fruit flies, Bactrocera dorsalis, in south Miami-Dade County. The initial fly was discovered during routine trapping, and additional flies were discovered during expanded trapping activities. The department, along with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, monitors more than 56,000 fruit fly traps statewide as an early detection network against exotic fruit fly introductions that threaten ... Read more >>

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    Florida Supreme Court: New Posting, 8/28/2015, 4:35 p.m. ET

    Aug 28 • 184 Views

    New material has been posted to the Supreme Court website in: Emergency Information about Tropical Storm Erika NOTE: This page contains information about state court closures across Florida and will be updated for the duration of Tropical Storm Erika. Follow the link at: http://www.floridasupremecourt.org. CONTACT: Craig Waters Communications Counsel Director, Public Information Office Florida Supreme Court Office 850-414-7641 watersc@flcourts.org... Read more >>

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