Governor urges Floridians to be prepared for remnants of Erika
Posted:Aug 29 2015 12:40PM EDT
Updated:Aug 29 2015 12:40PM EDT
NAPLES. Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) -
Governor Rick Scott, speaking from Naples on Saturday, urged all Floridians to remain prepared for the remnants of Erika across the state.
The governor said there will be increased rain and flooding in some coastal areas.
“We just got an update from the National Hurricane Center that Erika has dissipated, as expected, as it traveled over land. That is encouraging news, but doesn’t mean we stop watching this weather system. We will keep watching this weather system as it enters the Gulf of Mexico. We know that when any weather system enters the Gulf it can bring a lot of rain to Florida," said Gov. Scott.
The governor also warned residents about rip currents at the beaches as the weather system gets closer to the state.
“Even though the weather is nice today in many parts of our state, we still have to stay alert," said Gov. Scott.