WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Rick Scott released the following statement on the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Michael.

Senator Rick Scott said, “One year ago today, Hurricane Michael devastated Florida’s Panhandle and Tyndall Air Force Base, leaving a path of destruction our communities are still working to rebuild. I was there the day after the storm hit and for months afterwards. I saw heartbreaking destruction. But I also saw people coming together. Because that’s what we do in times of crisis – Floridians come together to rebuild. Floridians are resilient.

“Our Panhandle community, families and businesses have come a long way in their recovery, but there is still work to do. We secured billions of dollars to help our families and rebuild Tyndall Air Force Base, and I know that Tyndall will come back stronger than ever, which is great news for the community. I’ll keep fighting in Washington to make sure our families and military have every resource they need to finally move on from this devastating storm.”