The special election in Senate District 40 will go on as planned on Tuesday, September 26 despite calls from Democratic-leaning groups for a delay. The district is in Miami-Dade County, where many residents lost power during Hurricane Irma. Florida Democratic Party Chair Stephen Bittel and groups like Common Cause Florida and the League of Women Voters of Florida wrote Governor Rick Scott, asking to push the election back a couple of weeks.
As homebound evacuees clog interstates, Gov. Rick Scott says food, water and fuel are also heading to South Florida. Scott told reporters Tuesday afternoon at the state Emergency Operations Center in Tallahassee that the biggest push underway is to get the power on. “I know we have over 30,000 linemen here and people that’ll clean up debris for them, along with the people that already work at our companies," Scott said. The state also needs the ports fully operational in order to deliver fuel.
About four miles from the state emergency operations center in Tallahassee, FEMA is gathering the first responders that will be deployed around Florida in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. Emergency medical responders from several states are ready to act, including Lynn Pitts is from Stone Mountain, Georgia. She has some advice after working in Texas following Hurricane Harvey.
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