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Florida Governor Declares State of Emergency for Tropical Storm Emily

31 Jul 2017, 9:28 am

Tropical Storm Emily formed in the Gulf of Mexico just off the coast of Florida Monday morning.

With the formation of Tropical Storm Emily, Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency in 31 counties within Florida.

“This state of emergency gives the state the flexibility to work with local governments to ensure they have the resources they may need. The Florida National Guard stands ready to assist with any storm related impacts,”  Gov. Scott said Monday morning. “I have declared a state of emergency across 31 counties to ensure that every community has the resources they need, and that state, regional and local agencies can easily work together to keep people prepared during Tropical Storm Emily.”

While tropical storm warnings are in effect for several counties along the coast, Gov. Scott said that there are no evacuation orders in effect.

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