WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Rick Scott released the following statement urging Floridians to stay alert and prepare for impacts ahead of Tropical Storm Elsa.
Senator Rick Scott said, “Tropical Storm Elsa is headed toward Florida, bringing life-threatening storm surge along our Gulf Coast, strong winds and very heavy rainfall. Communities in the Tampa Bay, Central Florida and Big Bend regions will face the most serious and dangerous weather, including the threat of tornadoes. We know severe weather can change very quickly and should not be underestimated. I’m receiving regular briefings from Ken Graham, the Director of the National Hurricane Center, and my team has been in touch with law enforcement, utility providers and county emergency management officials across the state. As our state continues to respond to the horrific tragedy in Surfside, FEMA has assured me they are doing everything possible to ensure there is no interruption in the response and availability of resources for both the continued efforts in Surfside and for storm preparedness and response. With Elsa approaching, I’m urging every Floridian to be prepared, stay vigilant and listen to the directions of local officials. Don’t put yourself or your family at risk.”
Visit ready.gov to make sure your family and business are prepared. See the latest on Tropical Storm Elsa from the National Hurricane Center at nhc.noaa.gov or @NHC_Atlantic on Twitter, and from the Florida Division of Emergency Management at floridadisaster.org or @FLSERT on Twitter.