Florida has fallen under a state of emergency as Governor Rick Scott issued Executive Order 17-120. Wildfires have been sweeping across the state and there is high potential for it to increase as the year goes due to the hotter and drier conditions.
There are currently over 100 active wildfires raging across Florida.
— WildFireOps (@WildFire_Ops) April 10, 2017
“As wildfires impact our state, our incredible firefighters and first responders have bravely rushed to aid our communities and worked tirelessly to protect our homes and families. Last month I traveled to Collier County with Commissioner Putnam to see the impacts of one of these wildfires firsthand and we have continued to monitor the growing number of fires across the state.” Governor Scott continued, “I’ve continued to be in contact with Commissioner Putnam and local officials about the wildfires across the state and today I am declaring a state of emergency in Florida to ensure we are ready to respond to and prepare for these fires.”
— Charles Roop (@CharlesRoopWCTV) April 9, 2017