Gov. Rick Scott Declares State of Emergency For Florida Ahead of Alberto Landfall

By  //  May 26, 2018

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Gov. Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency in all 67 Florida counties as the state continues to monitor and prepare for Subtropical Storm Alberto. (TWC Image)

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – Gov. Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency in all 67 Florida counties as the state continues to monitor and prepare for Subtropical Storm Alberto.

By declaring this state of emergency, Governor Scott is ensuring that state and local government has ample time, resources and flexibility to get prepared for this storm.

“As we continue to monitor Subtropical Storm Alberto’s northward path toward Florida, it is critically important that all Florida counties have every available resource to keep families safe and prepare for the torrential rain and severe flooding this storm will bring,” said Gov. Rick Scott.

“Today, I have declared a state of emergency in all 67 Florida counties to make sure that our state and local governments are able to coordinate with federal partners to get the resources they need. Yesterday, I directed the State Emergency Operations Center activate to Level 2 and I will continue to be in constant communication with state and local emergency management officials as this storm approaches Florida.

If any Florida family doesn’t have an emergency preparedness plan, now is the time to act. Remember, the track of these storms can change without notice. Do not think that only areas in the cone will be impacted – everyone in our state must be prepared. I encourage every Floridian to visit FloridaDisaster.org and get your plan before this storm hits so you can keep your family safe. We will continue to provide updates to Florida’s residents and visitors and do everything to prepare for and respond to this storm.”

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