Tropical Storm Erika's Potential Impact Has State Officials Taking Extra Precautions
The potential impact of Tropical Storm Erika has state emergency officials taking precautions.
The State Emergency Operations Center in Tallahassee is now under what’s called “Level Two” preparations—which is the partial activation of the State Emergency Response Team.
The team is continuing to monitor Erika, and is urging residents to do so as well.
Florida Department of Emergency Management Director Bryan Koon—who’s been updating Governor Rick Scott—says because he can’t know the full impact of the storm, he’s encouraging residents to have a fully stocked disaster supply kit and to make plans in case Erika does impact the state.
Erika is the fifth named storm of this Atlantic Hurricane Season, which ends in late November.
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