Tag: Bryan Koon

Danny McAuliffeJanuary 10, 2019

A high-profile, bipartisan coalition is re-upping a plea to the public to chip in to relief efforts for the storm-battered Panhandle. The effort, dubbed REBUILD 850, has funneled $400,000 to the Florida Disaster Fund. But monetary needs remain for those affected by Hurricane Michael, the nearly Category 5 cyclone that made landfall exactly three months ago.  “We […]

Staff ReportsSeptember 26, 2017

With a little more than two months left in the 2017 hurricane season, Florida’s emergency management head is leaving his job “to pursue an opportunity in the private sector,” the Governor’s Office announced Tuesday. Gov. Rick Scott announced Bryan Koon’s resignation as director of the Florida Division of Emergency Management (DEM), effective next Sunday. “On Sept. 1, […]

Jim RosicaSeptember 8, 2017

With tropical storm-force winds less than 24 hours away, Hurricane Irma also is expected to bring storm surge of 6-12 feet to the state’s southern coasts, Gov. Rick Scott said Friday night. “Our state has never seen anything like this before,” he said. The governor spoke at an evening news briefing from the state’s Emergency Operations Center […]

Jim RosicaSeptember 5, 2017

No rest for Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday, as his daily agenda shows a schedule packed with planning items in advance of Hurricane Irma‘s track toward the state. At 7:30 a.m., the governor had a weather briefing with Division of Emergency Management Director Bryan Koon. An hour later, he was set for a call with county […]

Jim RosicaNovember 22, 2016

Alberto Moscoso, formerly press secretary for the Department of Corrections, now is communications director for the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM). Moscoso, who also holds the title of public information officer, started the new job Nov. 18, according to a Tuesday press release. “We are excited and proud to welcome Alberto,” said Bryan Koon, the […]


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