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As Hurricane Season Ends, Gov. Scott Notes Some Lessons Learned


Thursday marked the end of Hurricane Season, and Governor Rick Scott is noting lessons to apply next year.

For Hurricane Irma, Governor Scott says there were many areas where the state did well.

“We’ve had three hurricanes actually in the last year and this year, and everybody worked well together,” he said, speaking recently to reporters. “We’ve got shelters open, our school districts did an unbelievable job helping us get our shelters open. Our utilities worked well together. I mean everybody wanted their power back in a day, but we got our power back on quickly.”

But, Scott says he’s also taking note of lessons to remember.

“You always learn something,” he added. “I’ll tell you…everybody had generators. This last time, we started running low on propane. I’m going to make sure this doesn’t happen again.”

Meanwhile, Scott is working to assist Puerto Rico with hurricane relief efforts following Hurricane Maria.

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Sascha Cordner has more than ten years of public radio experience. It includes working at NPR member station WUFT-FM in Gainesville for several years. She's worked in both radio and TV, serving in various capacities as a reporter, producer and anchor. She's also a graduate of the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in telecommunications. She is the recipient of 15 awards from the Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), and Edward R. Murrow. Her award-winning stories include her coverage on the infamous “Dozier School for Boys” and a feature titled "Male Breast Cancer: Lost in the Sea of Pink." Currently, Sascha serves as the host and producer of local and state news content for the afternoon news program "All Things Considered" at WFSU. Sascha primarily covers criminal justice and social services issues. When she's not reporting, Sascha likes catching up on her favorite TV shows, singing and reading. Follow Sascha Cordner on Twitter:@SaschaCordner.