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Tampa, FL — U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) released a video message commemorating the one year anniversary of Hurricane Michael’s landfall. Rubio remains committed to assisting Northwest Florida in its long road to recovery following Hurricane Michael’s destruction. A full list of his efforts can be found here. 
 
A broadcast quality version of the video can be found here, and a transcript can be found below. 
 
“Well on the one year anniversary of Michael we kind of look back at all the recovery that has to happen and our work in Tyndall. I think the base has a chance to come back bigger, stronger than it’s ever been. Obviously a lot of our work in terms of disaster relief and ensuring those monies are available. It took way too long, it got embroiled in politics, but we’re glad that happened. We had a field hearing recently in Northwest Florida to examine the impact the storm had on small businesses. And even now we’re working with the Department of Agriculture for our forestry funds, because so much of that industry was decimated by the storm. It’s hard to imagine it’s been a year already and it was devastating storm, we know now it was a category five. But we’re working hard, have worked hard, and will continue to work hard so that Northwest Florida is back and stronger than ever.”