Shared on behalf of Florida Department of Economic Opportunity:

AP_algae_emergency_as_04_160704_4x3_992In response to frequent discharges of harmful flood waters and the increased number of algae blooms resulting from Lake Okeechobee in Martin, Lee, St. Lucie, and Palm Beach Counties, the State Emergency Response Team through its Emergency Support Function-18, Business, Industry, and Economic Stabilization has activated the Florida Virtual Business Emergency Operations Center (FLVBEOC) to assist in assessing the impact that the discharges and algae blooms are having on local businesses. Affected businesses are being requested to complete a Business Damage Assessment Survey that can be obtained at: http://flvbeoc.org/index.php?action=   (select the “Lake Okeechobee Discharge-Algal Blooms” event). The survey results will be shared with various federal, state and local agencies to expedite implementation of appropriate disaster relief programs for affected businesses.

Download Executive Orders Here: EO16155 EO16156 (PDF)