TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Gov. Rick Scott held a briefing on Tropical Storm Isaac late Thursday morning, during which he encouraged Floridians to have three-day supply of food and make sure they have a disaster plan.
Scott said current storm tracks show that Tropical Storm Isaac has moved further west, which is a positive sign.
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Emergency Management Director Bryan Koon said the Federal Emergency Management Agency was preparing to move ready-to-eat meals and 54 generator packs into the Jacksonville area.
Koon said this was done by FEMA independently of the state. For its part, the state has the Logistics Response Center in Orlando stocked with meals, water and generators.
Mary Hudak, external affairs officer for FEMA, said supplies were being brought to Jacksonville because it is not expected to be the center of the storm.
Scott said he talked to RNC officials and there is not an anticipation that the convention would be canceled, but their officials are monitoring the situation.
According to tweets from the American Red Cross, it has 22 emergency response vehicles in Florida and will move 28 more. The Red Cross has 78 more vehicles on stand by, if needed.
The Red Cross has also tweeted that it has mobilized five truckloads of disaster supplies and cleanup items, such as rakes, shovels and tarps.
Another briefing by Scott is tentatively scheduled for 6:00 p.m.
First Coast News