PHOTO RELEASE Sen. Rick Scott Receives Briefing, Thanks Officials, Volunteers Responding to Hurricane Ian in Southwest Florida
October 3, 2022
FORT MYERS, Fla. — Today, Senator Rick Scott visited the Lee County Emergency Operations Center to receive an update on the response to Hurricane Ian and to thank first responders, law enforcement officers, and emergency management officials for their work to help Floridians recover. Afterwards, Senator Scott visited First Assembly of God in Fort Myers to thank volunteers with Convoy of Hope, a faith-based organization that has been feeding Floridians displaced by Ian.
Senator Rick Scott said, "Floridians are hurting, but we have the world's best emergency management working around the clock to help families respond and recover to the devastation left by Hurricane Ian. Here in Southwest Florida, our law enforcement, emergency management personnel, first responders and community partners, like Convoy of Hope and First Assembly of God, have worked nonstop and we can’t thank them enough. So many of these folks have suffered damage to their own homes, but they are still showing up every day to help our neighbors get back on their feet. There is still so much work to do, but we will get through this together. Florida is strong. We will rebuild, and we will recover."
See Senator Scott's Hurricane Information webpage HERE. Senator Scott urges Floridians impacted by the storm to follow guidance from local officials. Stay up-to-date with information from your local Emergency Management officials. Impacted Floridians should not return home until the area is declared to be safe by local officials. Read more from FEMA about returning home HERE. See the latest on Hurricane Ian response and recovery from FEMA at www.fema.gov/disaster/hurricane-ian and from the Florida Division of Emergency Management at floridadisaster.org or @FLSERT on Twitter.