State of Emergency Declared for Florida Ahead of Hurricane Michael
Florida Governor Rick Scott has declared a State of Emergency for 35 counties as Hurricane Michael approaches the Gulf Coast.
At my direction, state offices will be closed tomorrow, October 9th- Thursday, October 11th in the 35 affected counties where I have declared a State of Emergency.
— Rick Scott (@FLGovScott) October 8, 2018
Governor Scott tweeted that state offices would be closed Tuesday through Thursday within those 35 counties. On Sunday, Governor Scott also activated the Florida National Guard to prepare for response in the impacted areas.
#HurricaneMichael: Here's the latest forecast for coastal #Florida cities. Depending on the exact storm track, forecast conditions may change. We will let you know if/when they do! #FLwx #Michael pic.twitter.com/EoLlr42mae
— WeatherNation (@WeatherNation) October 8, 2018
Michael is expected to make landfall as a major hurricane Wednesday night into early Thursday morning.
Hurricane and Tropical Storm Warnings were issued Monday ahead of the storm’s arrival.
— WeatherNation (@WeatherNation) October 9, 2018
Locally-ordered evacuations were issued in some Florida counties. If you live within one of these counties, make sure to heed the warnings from your local officials. If you’re not sure of your evacuation zone check HERE.
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