Tropical Storm Isaac: The Aftermath

Clean up continues in Palm Beach and Broward Counties after Tropical Storm Isaac wreaked havoc on our area, causing more than $72 million in damage. Many local schools, heavily impacted by flooding, were closed for several days. Experts say it was one of the worst storms to hit Florida in the last 100 years in terms of flooding.


As your State Senator, I stayed in close contact with Emergency Management officials in Palm Beach and Broward Counties throughout the duration of the storm. Equally important, I contacted the leaders of Homeowners and Condominium Associations. I also relayed information about damages directly to Tallahassee. In the aftermath, I immediately reported to the South Florida Water Management District and met with officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Governor Scott, and members of the State Emergency Managemnt Agency to monitor the extent of the damages. I am grateful for the cooperation between agencies at all levels of government and especially thank our local emergency personnel for their response during this disaster.   As Vice Chair of the Senate Domestic Security Committee, it is my job to ensure that my constituents are safe and have access to the assistance they need. If you or someone you know needs help, please contact my office. My door is always open.