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Governor, Attorney General thank first responders for work during tropical storm

TAMPA — First responders got a handshake from the governor, coffee and Cuban sandwiches Tuesday for their work during Tropical Storm Colin.

Gov. Rick Scott visited the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office on N Falkenburg Road to personally thank about 30 law enforcement officers.

Attorney General Pam Bondi joined Scott, while warning the public about price gouging, which is illegal when a state of emergency is declared.

"Please protect yourself but also watch out for scammers," she said.

Scott also raised concerns about the Zika virus and standing water across the state, which can increase the number of mosquitoes who carry the virus.

"The federal government is not doing their part," he said. "We're in hurricane season and we need to do everything we can do to stop standing water."

Contact Ariana Figueroa at afigueroa@tampabay.com or (813) 226- 3350. Follow at @ArianaLFigueroa

Governor, Attorney General thank first responders for work during tropical storm 06/07/16 [Last modified: Tuesday, June 7, 2016 3:31pm]
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