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- Dear Members of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants,
We here at FICPA are closely monitoring the weather and the track for Hurricane Irma. This is a very strong and serious storm, and it is imperative that all Floridians take this threat seriously and pay attention to updates from the National Hurricane Center. We encourage you to take the necessary steps now to prepare your home and your families for the potential impact from the storm.
- Gov. Scott Issues Updates on Hurricane Irma Preparedness
Today, Governor Rick Scott received a full update on Hurricane Irma from the State Emergency Operations Center. Governor Scott has been in constant communication with state and local emergency management officials, law enforcement, school superintendents and county leaders who are also working to ensure the state is prepared to respond to any potential impacts from Hurricane Irma. Yesterday, Governor Scott issued Executive Order 17-235 declaring a state of emergency in all 67 counties within the State of Florida.
- Florida officials begin ordering evacuations as Hurricane Irma intensifies to a Category 5 storm
Another monster storm is hurtling closer to the United States, this time threatening Florida, where officials announced mandatory evacuations Tuesday in advance of what forecasters say could be the most powerful hurricane to strike the Atlantic coast in more than a decade.
- Gov. Scott Directs State Offices to be Closed Friday in Preparation for Hurricane Irma
Today, Governor Rick Scott directed state offices to be closed in all 67 Florida counties this Friday in preparation for Hurricane Irma. Prior to Friday’s statewide closures, state office closures will follow the direction of county officials and will be announced as they are determined. The Governor also issued a call to state employees across Florida encouraging them to volunteer in support of the state’s emergency shelter mobilization efforts.
- National Hurricane Center
NHC issuing advisories for the Atlantic on Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Jose and TS Katia