Gov. Scott tours Pasco County areas hit hard by flooding

Gov. Rick Scott

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – On Monday Gov. Rick Scott toured areas of Pasco County hit hard by flooding. “Their biggest problem here is their street. But you feel sorry for these families, but fortunately right now their homes are dry, and hopefully we won’t have any more rain,” Scott said.

The governor talked with Pasco County officials, including Sheriff Chris Nocco. He promised the state will help the Tampa Bay area. State agencies will assess damage, possibly helping fix roads, Scott said. State and federal programs can be used, he said.

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Gov. Rick Scott toured Pasco County Monday. He promised the state would help with the flooding.
Gov. Rick Scott toured Pasco County Monday. He promised the state would help with the flooding.

Scott believes his visit will encourage people to ask for help. “Being here, if there’s an issue they might feel as comfortable calling, but when you get here it’s easier for them to say, ‘Look we need this or we need that,’” Scott said.

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Diane Reardon was evacuated from her home at the Suncoast Gateway Mobile Home Park. She’s sleeping on a cot at a church. Reardon was happy to see the governor meeting with those affected by the flooding.

“I don’t know if I’m going to have a car. Duke Energy shut out power off so I don’t know when I can go home,” she said. “It’s really bad here.  It’s really bad.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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