Wildfires scorch parts of Florida; Gov. declares State of Emergency

“Florida’s governor declared a state of emergency Tuesday in response to the 107 wildfires burning around the state,” according to US News and World Report. “Gov. Rick Scott said the proclamation will make it easier for state, regional and local agencies … Click here to read more

Martin County extends local state of emergency a 3rd week due to toxic algae

From WPTV: “Martin County said it is extending a local state of emergency for a third week due to toxic algae. The decision allows the government to streamline efforts to finance projects that could remedy the algae situation. … Click here to read more

South Florida Water Management District addresses state of emergency

“This week Gov. Scott and Martin County Commissioners declared a state of emergency because of blue ­green algal blooms in the lakes, rivers and canals of the Treasure Coast. The South Florida Water Management District is pursuing the following action … Click here to read more

Governor declares state of emergency in St. Lucie and Martin Counties following algal blooms

Today, Governor Rick Scott issued Executive Order 16-155 declaring a state of emergency in Martin and St. Lucie Counties following the presence of algal blooms in local waterways. The Executive Order will allow state and local governmental agencies to take swift action to mitigate the spread of algal blooms in the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee estuaries by redirecting the flow of water in and out of Lake Okeechobee. … Click here to read more

Local State of Emergency declared in Martin County; Commissioners urge Governor to act

The Martin County Board of County Commission stands with citizens who are demanding swift action about the impacts associated with the damaging freshwater discharges from Lake Okeechobee to the St. Lucie Estuary. Commissioners have proceeded with declaring a local State of Emergency … Click here to read more

CBS: Lake O’ discharges to continue at max levels, possibly through June

The water is so dirty, commissioners declared a state of emergency for the environment and the marine-based economy. … Click here to read more

Weather Channel: Scott’s State of Emergency still in effect for Florida as Erika remnants approach

“At a press conference this morning, Florida Gov. Rick Scott indicated that though the tropical storm has dissipated into an area of low pressure, the state of emergency declared earlier has not been lifted, as heavy rains and flooding are still a possibilty. Scott told Floridians to remain prepared … Click here to read more

WPEC video: State of Emergency declared in Martin County due to erosion

From WPEC: “A state of emergency has been declared in Martin County due to erosion.The erosion is impacting the southern part of the beaches on Hutchinson Island, from Santa Lucea Beach to the St. Lucie Inlet … Click here to read more

WPTV video: Martin County declares state of emergency for Indian River Lagoon

Martin County Commissioners approved a resolution asking the governor to declare a state of emergency for the Indian River Lagoon. WPTV video … Click here to read more