Gov. Scott surveys Irma damage in parts of Collier County

Melinda Lee / WINK

MARCO ISLAND, Fla. Gov. Rick Scott viewed damage from Hurricane Irma Sunday throughout areas of Collier County.

He began his tour in Marco Island. WINK News reporter Melinda Lee went live via Facebook as he answered questions from the media in Goodland:

Scott praised the efforts of organizations such as the National Guard, Red Cross and Salvation Army, but also spoke to those affected by Irma.

“You know your heart goes out to the families,” Scott said.

Scott said a large part of his visit to Southwest Florida was to assess the needs of his constituents.

“Now the next thing is we’ve got to get our businesses back open,” Scott said. “We need to get people their jobs back. We’ve got to make sure our schools get opened.”

Scott stressed continuing work efforts to clean up debris as tourism season approaches.

“People came together during this storm. They worked together during this storm, but there’s still a lot of work to do. We cannot let up right now,” Scott said.

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