WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Gov. Rick Scott says Florida has "been very fortunate" in avoiding major damage from Hurricane Isaac.
Scott visited West Palm Beach on Wednesday and did a flyover of flooding that has affected western parts of Palm Beach County. Dozens of residents of The Acreage and Loxahatchee Grove have had their homes flooded. County officials have made a preliminary estimate of nearly $9 million in damages.
Still, Scott says the state was lucky. He said heading into Labor Day weekend, the biggest concern is the potential for "economic damage" from tourists staying away.
He planned to visit Key West later Wednesday to make a plea for visitors to return.
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