Friday, August 28, 2015

(Erika) Gov. Rick Scott declares state of emergency in Florida


(Bay News 9) Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency in Florida Friday in preparation for Tropical Storm Erika.

The state of emergency covers every county in the state.

Scott will give an update on Tropical Storm Erika and the storm’s potential impact on Florida from the Miami-Dade State Emergency Operations Center at 11 a.m.

The State Emergency Response Team (SERT) says it continues to monitor Tropical Storm Erika, as it prepares for any weather-related impacts to the state.

“Too many variables still exist for us to be able to accurately predict where this storm might impact us or how strong it may be if it does,” said FDEM Director Bryan W. Koon. “We are preparing the protective and responsive measures we will need if the storm continues to develop out of an abundance of caution.”

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