Florida Governor Rick Scott Declares State of Emergency Due To Alberto

TALLAHASSEE, Florida – Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a State of Emergency for all 67 counties as Subtropical Storm Alberto approaches the Sunshine State.

“As we continue to monitor Subtropical Storm Alberto’s northward path toward Florida, it is critically important that all Florida counties have every available resource to keep families safe and prepare for the torrential rain and severe flooding this storm will bring,” said Governor Scott.

“Today, I have declared a state of emergency in all 67 Florida counties to make sure that our state and local governments are able to coordinate with federal partners to get the resources they need. “

The State of Emergency activates Florida’s Emergency Management Plans, authorizes cooperation with the Federal Government, activates the Florida National Guard, and authorizes the waiver of tolls on Florida roads as may be needed.

The Executive Order also provides for the suspension of Florida administrative actions, such as those in the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles, in the event those offices are closed to inclement weather.

Pharmacists are also authorized to issue an additional 30 day refill of prescription maintenance medications.

“If any Florida family doesn’t have an emergency preparedness plan, now is the time to act. Remember, the track of these storms can change without notice,” Scott said.