Florida Gov. Rick Scott surveys donated supplies headed to Puerto Rico during a visit with Osceola County volunteers who are assisting with the relief effort for Puerto Rico in the wake of hurricane Maria, in Kissimmee, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott surveys donated supplies headed to Puerto Rico during a visit with Osceola County volunteers who are assisting with the relief effort for Puerto Rico in the wake of hurricane Maria, in Kissimmee, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. Joe Burbank AP / Orlando Sentinel
Florida Gov. Rick Scott surveys donated supplies headed to Puerto Rico during a visit with Osceola County volunteers who are assisting with the relief effort for Puerto Rico in the wake of hurricane Maria, in Kissimmee, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. Joe Burbank AP / Orlando Sentinel

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