Hurricane Michael: Gov. Rick Scott focusing on rescue and recovery after storm

Posted: 9:02 AM, Oct 11, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-11 16:20:22Z

Governor Rick Scott tweeted out Thursday morning that 100% of his focus is on rescue and recovery in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael.

He said crews have begun clearing debris and trying to restore power.

"This morning Florida's Gulf Coast, Panhandle, and Big Bend are waking up to unimaginable destruction," Gov. Scott said during a morning news conference. "Homes are gone, businesses are gone. Roads and infrastructure along the storm's path have been destroyed. This hurricane was an absolute monster and the damage left in its wake is still yet to be fully understood."

Governor Scott urged residents not to go out and explore the damage. 

President Trump issued a major disaster declaration following a request from the governor.