On Monday morning, Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency, citing an excess of Florida wildfires and drought conditions making life extremely difficult from county to county.
According to a statement released on the governor’s website:
Much of Central and South Florida are approaching drought-like conditions and the chances for wildfires are continuing to increase with hotter temperatures and low rainfall. This may only get worse as we enter the hotter summer months and it is crucial that we take every action right now to be prepared. It is incredibly important that wildfire response is swift and deliberate and this state of emergency will make it easier for our state, regional and local agencies to quickly work together to protect our families, visitors and communities.
We are urging all Florida residents to stay connected to their county and city fire departments through social media for the latest information on potential problems and specific brush fires that may impact your familiar neighborhoods and communities. The Seminole County Fire Department, for example, has been posting periodic notifications to their Facebook page about local brush fires that put both people and property at risk.
If you or someone you love has been the victim of property damage or personal injury, please contact the law offices of Beers and Gordon P.A. for a free consultation. Our firm serves all of Seminole, Orange, Volusia, Lake, and Brevard counties, including Oviedo, Winter Springs, Altamonte Springs, Sanford, Longwood, Winter Park, Lake Mary, and Greater Orlando. Our attorneys have over 50 years of combined experience ready and willing to go the distance on your case. Call us right away at 407-862-1825.