Governor: Floridians should prepare, restock hurricane kits

Gov. Rick Scott said it appears that Maria will take a path east of Florida, but like Hurricane Irma, it could shift.

TAMPA, Fla. — During a meeting to thank first responders for working long hours in Hurricane Irma, Florida Governor Rick Scott said that all Floridians should carefully monitor Hurricane Maria.

Scott spoke Tuesday in Tampa, and said it appears that Maria will take a path east of Florida. Forecasters say the catastrophic Category 5 hurricane is continuing on its course toward the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

Scott reminded people that Irma’s path shifted as it approached the U.S., and encouraged people to restock their hurricane kits, buy water and have an evacuation plan.

He also added that about two percent of the state’s electric customers are still without power due to Irma. Additionally, he said it’s important for property owners to drain standing water so mosquitoes don’t breed and transmit diseases.

© 2017 Associated Press


JOIN THE CONVERSATION

To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the
Conversation Guidelines and FAQs

Leave a Comment