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    Sen. Scott meets with Coast Guard in Opa-locka, receives Hurricane Ian briefing

    OPA-LOCKA, Fla. – Sen. Rick Scott, R-Florida, toured U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Miami in Opa-locka Tuesday, ahead of a visit to southwest Florida to assess Hurricane Ian damage.

    “My heart continues to go out for people who lost their loved ones,” Scott said.

    Scott thanked the Coast Guard for its search and rescue efforts.

    “They’re responsible after the fact trying to get people off these islands,” he said. “They’ve rescued over 600 people, almost 100 pets, they got them out of harm’s way.”

    Scott said anyone in need of help navigating federal assistance should reach out of one of his nine state offices.

    You can also request assistance through his Senate website .

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    Saira Anwer joined the Local 10 News team in July 2018. Saira is two-time Emmy-nominated reporter and comes to South Florida from Madison, Wisconsin, where she was working as a reporter and anchor.

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