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Florida no longer has any identified areas with active Zika transmission.
Until we have a vaccine, this is going to be something we're going to deal with. We're going to be active, and we've learned a lot.
Clemency is an act of mercy. There is no right or guarantee.
If I deny, it's over.
Today's announcement of a new area in Miami of ongoing local transmission of the Zika virus underscores the urgent need for federal funding to combat the Zika virus.
We have seen that aggressive mosquito control efforts have worked in areas like Wynwood and we hope the county also aggressively sprays in this area so we can limit the spread of this virus and protect pregnant women and their growing babies.
We are blessed that we didn't have a direct hit.
Flooding could last for days and river flooding could last for even longer.
The worst part of this is still to come. ... We still have potential for a direct hit and we're seeing 100-mile-per-hour winds.
We're only halfway through. We're going to have more outages.
This is not over. ... It could be the worst part of this is yet to come.
Remember, it could be the worst of it is yet to come.
There's no reason to be taking a risk.
Time is running out. This is clearly either going to have a direct hit or come right along the coast.
This storm's a monster. I'm going to pray for everybody's safety.
Stop and think about this. We should not be putting people's lives at risk because you made the foolish decision to not evacuate.
This storm will kill you.
Time is up. You have to evacuate now if you are in an evacuation zone.
There is no reason not to leave.
Wind strength is our biggest concern, regardless if the storm directly hits or or not.
Please do not go to the beach and try to surf. This can kill you, and we cannot save you.
The storm has already killed people. We should expect the same impact in Florida.
When you look at this storm as it goes along the East Coast, we're going to have to prepare every county, so it could be the biggest evacuation ever. Every county is focused on it though. We've been working on it even before today.
If you're able to go early, leave now.
Regardless if there is a direct hit or not, the impacts will be devastating. I cannot emphasize it enough that everyone in our state must prepare now for a direct hit.
During the middle of a storm, they can't show up to save. Leave before it's too late.
These storms can change direction on a dime.
It hasn't gotten better for us, it's gotten worse. And things can become much worse than what's projected at this time.
Hurricane Matthew is a deadly storm and has already killed multiple people.
We have to be prepared to be hit by a catastrophic hurricane.
We are preparing for the worst, hoping for the best and not taking any chances.
Make sure you have a fully charged cellphone. If we lose power, you cannot charge your cellphones.
We can rebuild your home, we can rebuild your business. We can't rebuild your life.
If it hits our state, we could see impacts that we have not seen in many years.
When that happens, we're not going to have a lot of time to get ready.
We're doing everything we can do to educate the public and have the same success in Miami Beach as we have in Wynwood.
We had an issue, everybody took it seriously, and we solved it.
While today's news is great, the fight is not over. We have more than 93 cases of locally acquired Zika in Florida and on Friday, we extended the Miami Beach Zika zone to an area of about 4.5 miles.
Every minute that passes that Congress doesn't approve funding means more time is lost from researching this virus to find a vaccine to help pregnant women and their developing babies.
This is about pregnant women and developing babies and he said, you know, that he was going to play politics instead.
We know that heavy rainfall is expected across northeastern Florida between Daytona Beach and the Florida - Georgia border for the next several days.
Our federal government has managed to get its hands into way too many things.
I want everybody to have their power. I want them to be able to take a hot shower.
The CDC has recommended aerial spraying on Miami Beach via helicopter, and we have seen the effectiveness of aerial spraying in the Wynwood area.
These mosquitoes were trapped in the small area in Miami Beach where we believe local transmission has been occurring.
You can rebuild a home, you can rebuild property, you cannot rebuild a life. We are going to see a lot of flooding.
I have directed DOH to aggressively expand testing and outreach efforts in the areas around the traps that caught the positive mosquitoes. They will continue to go door-to-door to educate residents on how to best protect their families and homes from mosquitoes.
This is a life-threatening situation. It's going to be a lot of risk. Right now, I want everybody to be safe.
The risk we have right now is we know we're going to have storm surge. It is anticipated to be three to five feet however we have the risk of it being up to 9 feet.
It is incredibly important that everyone does their part to combat the Zika virus by dumping standing water, no matter how small.
By declaring a state of emergency in advance of this storm, we are ensuring that state, regional and local agencies can work together to meet the needs of our communities.
Our teams state wide and locally are ready. This state knows what to do.
During Congress's vacation, we have identified 43 cases of locally acquired Zika in four Florida counties. Last week, I requested that the CDC provide Florida with 5,000 Zika antibody tests, but they have only sent less than 1,200.
While this investigation is ongoing, DOH still believes that ongoing active transmissions are only occurring in the two previously identified areas in Wynwood and Miami Beach". Four new cases were connected to mosquitoes in Miami's Wynwood arts district.
Following today's news, I'm asking the Center for Disease Control for the following: an additional 5,000 Zika antibody test kits, this will ensure we can quickly test people for the virus. Additional lab support personnel will help us expedite Zika testing and an additional 10,000 Zika prevention kits. These are essential for pregnant women.
Mosquito abatement and reduction activities will take place around the area of interest. The department still believes active transmissions are still only occurring in the area that is less than one square mile in Miami-Dade County.
The additional cases are all in a one-square mile area in Miami-Dade County that includes Miami's Wynwood district. Every day that passes that Congress and the president fail to come to an agreement hinders our national response to Zika. The federal government must stop playing politics and Congress needs to immediately come back to session to resolve this.
Women who live within the impacted area and are either pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant should contact their doctor for guidance and to receive a Zika prevention kit.
The state has called on the CDC to active a CDC Emergency Response Team to assist the Florida Department of Health and other partners in their investigation, sample collection and mosquito control efforts.
These are individuals. Let's love every one of them.
The massacre was "clearly an act of terror. To take that number of lives is clearly an act of terror.
Donald Trump is hopeful.
It's going to impact most of the state in some way. Hopefully we won't have any significant issues here, but we can have some storm surge, some rain, tornados and some flooding.
These states that have governors raising taxes and regulation and having an anti-business attitude, it's just helping us to get more jobs in our state.
California is one of the worst states for taxes. We're one of the best states for taxes. We're heading in the right direction and California is absolutely heading in the wrong direction.
We're running them … and it's basically move your business to Florida. We don't have a $15 minimum wage; we're not heading in that direction.
Even if the rule isn't changed, they see a path for the candidate. Rule 40b doesnt exist until it exists, and even if…nothing changes in the rules, anybody who gets 1,237 gets the nomination.
Since I took office in 2011, we have not raised any taxes or fees in Florida. In fact, we have cut taxes 55 times, including $1 billion in tax cuts over the last two years, which saved Floridians $5.5 billion.
We would welcome a world-renowned university like Yale to our state.
If you're pregnant or thinking about being pregnant, talk to your OBGYN. We are being very active, trying to make sure that we don't see continuing occurrence of, more cases, in that one-mile radius north of downtown Miami. We're going to be very active. We're going to do everything we can.
Once we can send first responders safely to help you, we will, but hopefully, if everyone's prepared, that will not happen.