Gov Rick Scott Urges Residents to Prepare as Hurricane Irma Threatens Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Florida — On Monday, Gov. Rick Scott (R-FL) urged Floridians to have a disaster plan in place as Hurricane Irma approached the U.S. mainland. As of 5 p.m. ET, Irma is a Category 4 hurricane roughly 600 miles east of the Leeward Islands (16.7 N 54.4 W.) #Irma has become a category 4 hurricane. Preparations within the warning area should be rushed to completion. — NHC Atlantic Ops (@NHC_Atlantic) September 4, 2017 Scott posted a series of tweets over Sunday and Monday regarding preparation for Irma should it continue its northwesterly track and into Florida as some computer models have shown. Pay attention to #Irma & have your plans in place. Official NHC forecast at & Get A Plan at — Florida SERT (@FLSERT) September 4, 2017 Families should take time today to make sure you have a disaster plan and fully-stocked Disaster Supply Kit. — Rick Scott (@FLGovScott) September 4, 2017 I am continuing to coordinate with emergency management officials as we monitor Hurricane Irma. — Rick Scott (@FLGovScott) September 4, 2017 FL knows how important it is to be prepared. Encourage your loved ones to have a plan ahead of any potential storm. —