Rick Scott focused on Irma recovery – Florida Politics

Rick Scott focused on Irma recovery

Gov. Rick Scott can’t stop, won’t stop as the state mops up from Hurricane Irma.

Scott, who’s in Jacksonville this Tuesday morning, was all about preparedness as the storm approached. Now he’s focused on recovery, his daily schedule shows, with a media interview thrown in:

“7:20 a.m. — Call With Florida Power And Light President And CEO Eric Silagy Regarding Hurricane Irma Response

“7:35 a.m. — Call With Tampa Electric President And CEO Gordon Gillette Regarding Hurricane Irma Response

“7:45 a.m. — Call With U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers District Commander Jason Kirk Regarding Hurricane Irma Response

“7:50 a.m. — Call With Port Tampa Bay President And CEO Paul Anderson Regarding Hurricane Irma Response

“8:00 a.m. — Interview On CBS This Morning (Via Phone)

“9:00 a.m. —  Aerial Tour Of Hurricane Irma Impacts In Jacksonville”

We’ll update the schedule as the Governor’s communications office releases more details throughout the day.

Updated 9:30 a.m. — Scott will join Maj. Gen. Michael Calhoun, the state’s Adjutant General, and “Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry and members of the National Guard on an aerial tour to assess damage from Hurricane Irma in Jacksonville,” his office said.

Then he’ll brief the media after the tour, around 10:15 this morning, at Jacksonville International SHELTAIR, 14600 Whirlwind Ave.

Jim Rosica covers state government from Tallahassee for Florida Politics. He previously was the Tampa Tribune’s statehouse reporter. Before that, he covered three legislative sessions in Florida for The Associated Press. Jim graduated from law school in 2009 after spending nearly a decade covering courts for the Tallahassee Democrat, including reporting on the 2000 presidential recount. He can be reached at jim@floridapolitics.com.
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