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Florida Gov. Rick Scott is preparing the state for a direct hit by Hurricane Matthew in some form. The storm is supposed to head up the East Coast. It stayed stationary over poor Haiti and could pick up more steam.
Florida Governor Rick Scott is urging all residents to prepare for the worst ahead of a possible Hurricane Matthew hit. “It’s never too early to evacuate,” he said during a press conference Wednesday afternoon.
The governor along with officials throughout parts of Florida are monitoring whether the hurricane will make a direct hit on the state. “It [Hurricane Matthew] is expected to strengthen as it approaches Florida. There are some forecasts that put a direct hit on Florida,” said Scott.
He said the number one priority is protecting lives amid a possible impact. “If Matthew directly impacts Florida, there will be massive destruction that we haven’t seen in years. This is a deadly storm approaching our state,” said Scott.
“Even if the storm remains offshore, tropical storm force winds will extend into our state,” said Scott. “As of now, wind strength is our biggest concern regardless if the storm, directly hits our state.”
Get your preparations in order now — even inland, this storm could produce flooding, tornadoes and much damage. You can get the latest information from the National Hurricane Service here.
UPDATES: CAT 4 OR 5 COMING – IT ALSO COULD LOOP BACK AROUND FOR A DOUBLE HIT – PULL UP CNN.
http://www.cnn.com/ AND WEATHER.COM