The governor is using his powers to help victims of Hurricane Matthew.This morning Rick Scott announced under Executive Orders he's allocating more than $15-million to speed up emergency restoration projects in Brevard, Volusia, Flager and St. Johns Counties.
He says, "Hurricane Matthew was the most destructive storm our state has experienced in over a decade, and while communities have worked hard to rebuild, many of our beautiful beaches remain significantly damaged. Since this storm first crossed our state, we have been fully committed to using every available resource to help our families and communities recover, and we will continue to do so... Florida’s beaches are not only an economic driver for coastal communities, but also provide critical storm protection and habitat for wildlife. With sea turtle nesting season beginning in May and hurricane season beginning in June, it is crucial that these projects are completed as soon as possible."
Beachfront roads, homes and businesses are in imminent threat because of erosion.