STATE OF FLORIDA
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
EXECUTIVE ORDER NUMBER 17-287
(Emergency Management — Extension of Executive (Her 17-235)
WHEREAS, on September 10, 2017 , Hurricane Irma made its first landfall at Cudjoe Key, Florida as a Category 4 Hurricane; and
WHEREAS, on September 10, 2017, Hurricane Irma made its second landfall at Marco Island, Florida as a Category 3 Hurricane; and
WHEREAS, the path of Hurricane Irma traveled the entire state of Florida; and
WHEREAS, on September 4, 2017, I issued Executive Order 17-235 declaring a state of emergency for every county in Florida due to the forecasted strength of the storm; and
WHEREAS, no state of emergency declared pursuant to the Florida Emergency Management Act may continue for more than 60 days unless renewed by the Governor;
WHEREAS, the State of Florida remains committed to helping every family recover from this devastating storm; and
WHEREAS, the effects of Hurricane Irma pose a continuing threat to the health, safety and welfare of the State of Florida and its residents.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, RICK SCOTT, as Governor of Florida, by virtue of the authority vested in me by Article IV, Section I (a) of the Florida Constitution and by the Florida Emergency Management Act, as amended, and all other applicable laws, promulgate the following Executive Order, to take immediate effect:
- The state of emergency declared in Executive Order 17-235 will be extended for 60 days following the issuance of this order.
- All actions taken by the Director of the Division of Emergency Management as the State Coordinating Officer with respect to this emergency before the issuance of this Executive Order are ratified, and he is directed to continue to execute the State's Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan and other response, recovery, and mitigation plans necessary to cope with the emergency.
- Except as amended herein, Executive Order 17-235 is ratified and reaffirmed.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great seal of the State of Florida to be affixed, at Tallahassee, this 2nd day of November 2017.