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Gov. Rick Scott asks Obama to declare state of emergency for thick algae blooms that threaten coasts
Description: Gov. Rick Scott asked President Barack Obama to declare a federal state of emergency Wednesday in response to thick algae blooms that have inundated parts of Florida's Atlantic coast and now threaten Southwest Florida communities along the Caloosahatchee River. If Obama approves Scott's request, it could free up federal cash and resources the state can use to help address a thick layer algae that has coated coastal areas along Martin and St. Lucie counties on the East Coast. [Source: Naples Daily News]
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Source: Naples Daily News
Publish Date: 7/6/2016
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