United States Senator Rick Scott visited Pensacola in May to help spread the word about hurricane preparations. Senator Scott visited Pensacola Hardware and hosted local elected officials, first responders, and community organizations to highlight the beginning of hurricane season and the need for individuals and businesses to be prepared for a potential storm. Scott also used the event to highlight the Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday that will take place from May 31-June 6.
Elected officials that attended the event included: Pensacola Mayor Grover Robinson, Esacmbia County Commission Chairman Lumon May, Escambia County Commissioner Jeff Bergosh, and Escambia County Commissioner Robert Bender.
Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce President Todd Thomson participated in the event and thanked Senator Scott for visiting Pensacola and highlighting the need for hurricane preparedness.