Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Declares State of Emergency for 33 Counties in Anticipation of Tropical Storm
By Space Coast Daily // August 27, 2023
Brevardians should be well prepared in the event the storm track shifts to the east
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA — Gov. Ron DeSantis signed Executive Order 23-171, declaring a state of emergency for 33 counties in preparation for Invest 93L, which is expected to strengthen into a tropical storm in the coming days.
Tropical Depression 10 has been given a 90 percent chance of becoming a tropical storm in the next 48 hours, according to the National Hurricane Center.
The National Hurricane Center is tracking Tropical Depression Ten near the southern Gulf of Mexico that will likely organize into Tropical Storm Idalia and a hurricane before landfall along Florida’s Gulf Coast.
Although the forecast currently places a tropical storm or hurricane making landfall along Florida’s Gulf Coast early to mid next week, Brevardians should be well prepared in the event the storm track shifts to the east.
“The Governor and the Florida Division of Emergency Management are taking timely precautions to ensure Florida’s communities, infrastructure and resources are prepared, including those communities that are still recovering following Hurricane Ian,” said a spokesman in a release.
To read the Executive Order, click here.
“I signed an Executive Order issuing a state of emergency out of an abundance of caution to ensure that the Florida Division of Emergency Management can begin staging resources and Floridians have plenty of time to prepare their families for a storm next week,” said DeSantis.
“I encourage Floridians to have a plan in place and ensure that their hurricane supply kit is stocked.”
To find resources to help you and your family prepare for this storm, you can visit floridadisaster.org/planprepare.
The forecast currently places a tropical storm or hurricane making landfall along Florida’s Gulf Coast early – mid next week, with the potential for heavy rainfall, strong winds, and for isolated tornadic activity.
DeSantis issued the State of Emergency for the following 33 counties: