CEDAR KEY, FL – Florida Representative Kat Cammack joined Senator Rick Scott, Levy County Sheriff Bobby McCallum, Cedar Key Police Chief Edwin Jenkins, and Cedar Key Mayor Heath Davis to tour impacts of Hurricane Idalia in Levy County on Friday and received an update on response and recovery efforts.
Rep. Cammack and Senator Scott have traveled to impacted areas following Idalia’s landfall as a Category 3 hurricane on Florida’s Nature Coast and continue to speak with mayors, law enforcement, business and community leaders, utilities, and federal officials to ensure Florida’s families and communities are getting every resource needed to respond to and recover from the storm.
Representative Kat Cammack said, “Cedar Key and communities across Florida’s Third Congressional District have been devastated by Hurricane Idalia this week. As we work to rebuild and recover over the next days, weeks, and months, I’m proud of how Floridians are working together to support each other during this time. From neighbors and business owners to community leaders and law enforcement, we’re never shy to lend a hand to those in need. My Florida colleagues and I are committed to ensuring federal resources, including FEMA, the SBA, USDA, and others, are available to everyone affected. I’m grateful to Senator Scott for spending the morning with us, and I’m glad to have him standing with us as recovery efforts continue. We will build back stronger.”
Senator Rick Scott said, “The community here in Cedar Key is devastated. Even in the face of catastrophic property damage and loss, these Floridians are so resilient and already working together to pick up the pieces. During my visit to Levy County today, my message to these families was that they are not alone. I’ll be here every step of the way to see their full recovery and to make sure that the federal government shows up and delivers the resources they need to fully recover. We have incredible law enforcement and emergency management, along with partners on the state, local and federal levels, working together to support this community and others affected by Hurricane Idalia. While they do critical work on the ground, I’ll be fighting like hell in Washington to immediately pass my Federal Disaster Responsibility Act to fully fund FEMA’s Disaster Relief Fund, ensure our military bases are rebuilt and restored, secure block grants for Florida’s growers and make sure families hurt in these storms get a tax break for the losses they suffered. I’m grateful for the leadership of Congresswoman Cammack and know that she’ll be fighting alongside me to make sure these families and businesses get back on their feet.”