Gov. Scott: Prepare Now In Case Erika Makes Landfall
Tropical Storm Erika is heading north and that could mean Florida’s hurricane drought is at an end. State officials say preparations are already under way.
Governor Rick Scott is urging Floridians to prepare now in case Erika makes landfall in the state. Scott says there are 8,000 Florida guardsmen at the ready, and he’s already working with local officials who could be in the storm’s path.
“So we, we’re working with them and there’s no unmet needs,” Scott says. “Then from a state level the next thing we do is we work with our National Guard, but as you know, we work with FEMA, we’ve already contacted FEMA, we work with—when there is a disaster we have relationships with other states and we all work together.”
Erika’s trajectory is still uncertain, but current models show it tracking along Florida’s east coast. Most of the state lies with the in the range of forecasted paths for the storm.