Florida Governor Rick Scott is an exceptional man.
He worked diligently to help ensure millions of Floridians were aware of the dangers that Hurricane Irma presented so that they could evacuate or get to a shelter.
Thousands of homes were destroyed after the hurricane, who’s name actually means “war goddess”, made landfall.
Before the storm him, when Scott was asked about how he was going to stand the possibility of losing his beachfront home in Naples, Florida, he offered an unexpected response that shows just how humble he really is.
His five word response was, “It’s nothing new… you can replace a house.”
The house could see 10 to 15 feet of storm surge from Hurricane Irma. When asked if he was worried about the destruction of his home Sunday, Scott replied: “I just can’t imagine it’s not going to have water all through the whole house.”
According to the Miami Herald, the governor then described where his true priorities and worries are as the storm moves up the coast:
“I was more worried — my daughter just had two little babies. She’s further inland, and so I was more worried about her.”
His daughter Allison, her husband Pierre and their five sons — including two-week-old twin boys — had evacuated to the governor’s mansion in Tallahassee on Friday to join Scott and his wife, Ann.
But now with the capital city poised to be in Irma’s path on Monday, Scott told reporters they didn’t stick around.
“They actually went to D.C. today,” he said. “They had come up here but it doesn’t make sense — when it looks like we might be hit up here — for them to be here, especially with five little boys.”