Governor Rick Scott made the following statement today regarding Tropical Storm Gordon, which is forecasted to develop into a hurricane and make landfall along the Mississippi coast this evening. Currently, there is no part of Florida under a hurricane warning, however tropical storm warnings are in effect for all of Escambia County and coastal portions of Santa Rosa and Okaloosa Counties. [Read more…] about Gov. Scott: Florida Panhandle Should be Prepared as Tropical Storm Gordon Approaches
Governor Rick Scott today released the following statement regarding severe weather expected to impact the Florida Panhandle this week.
Governor Scott said, “With severe weather including heavy rain and flooding expected across the Florida Panhandle this week, families in Northwest Florida should remain alert to local news and weather updates and make sure they have a plan. I have been monitoring the storm system in the Gulf of Mexico and will continue to receive briefings on possible impacts to our state. Tonight, I will be reaching out to emergency management officials in counties across Northwest Florida to ensure they have everything they need in anticipation of this severe weather system. This is a reminder to all Floridians of the dangerous weather our state faces during hurricane season and the importance of getting a plan to keep your family safe. Visit FloridaDisaster.org today to get a plan and be prepared.”