MiamiHerald / Gov. Rick Scott trumpeted Florida Keys tourism, while adding that debris removal and housing for the displaced are also priorities, in the wake of Hurricane Irma, which roared over the island chain Sept. 9 and 10.

“Key West and the Florida Keys are open for business,” Scott said Wednesday to cheers from members of the business community gathered at the Marriott Beachside Hotel in Key West. “We’re going to do everything we can to make sure everyone comes back.”

Scott said, “Our job is to make sure everybody comes back in droves. Our jobs are tied to it. Our livelihood is tied to it. It’s the most important thing we can do for all of our families.”

After a news conference, Scott told reporters, “We still have work to do. The big issues we’re working on, we still have a lot of debris to pick up. Second, we’re still working on housing. We have been working with [the Federal Emergency Management Agency] and we have provided the county with a variety of options. We’re moving trailers here.”


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