|By Philippe Jeck
ZIKA, HURRICANES, AND ALGAE BLOOMS, OH MY. Each of these three events in 2016 prompted Governor Scott to issue emergency orders, some of which are continuing into 2017. Florida Statute 252.363 provides that when a state of emergency is declared for a particular part of the state, certain state and local development orders within that part of the state can be extended. Thus, if a qualified permit holder could benefit from an extension, even if the reason is completely unrelated to the emergency, this law may provide relief.