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Gov. Scott announces disaster fund for Floridians affected by tropical storms

WEST PALM BEACH — Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday announced the activation of Florida's disaster fund to help residents recover from two tropical storms.

Recovery organizations within communities affected by tropical storms Debby and Isaac will determine the needs and ensure the money goes where it is most needed.

"This morning, while Hurricane Isaac was beating down on western portions of the Panhandle, I got to see, first-hand, the flooding damage the storm left behind in Palm Beach County,'' Scott said.

"We also have Floridians who are still recovering from Tropical Storm Debby,'' he said. "Your assistance will give much-needed help to our friends and neighbors in Florida who have sustained damages from these storms."

Scott also encouraged to individuals to donate to relief organizations of their choice, or to volunteer with those organizations.

Relief and volunteer organizations reviewed by the state may be found at www.VolunteerFloridaDisaster.org. Volunteer Florida is a part of the Statewide Emergency Response Team and the lead agency for coordinating volunteers and donations.

Gov. Scott announces disaster fund for Floridians affected by tropical storms 08/29/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 1:45pm]
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