Governor adds Lee and Palm Beach counties to Martin/St. Lucie state of emergency over algae


Boats at Central Marine in Stuart sit surrounded by algae Thursday afternoon June 30, 2016. (Source: Palm Beach Post)

From The Palm Beach Post: Gov. Rick Scott has expanded a state of emergency already issued for Martin and St. Lucie counties because of an algae bloom to include Lee and Palm Beach counties.

In a news release, Scott said he was extending the state of emergency to two more counties to drive “every available resource to address the needs of these communities following yesterday’s emergency declaration.”

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