Governor DeSantis declares State of Emergency ahead of Tropical Depression 9
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Governor Ron DeSantis has declared a State of Emergency for 24 counties in the potential path of Tropical Depression 9.
Additionally, Governor DeSantis has requested a federal pre-landfall Emergency Declaration in preparation for potential impacts from the storm. This declaration will make available important resources and support, as well as free up funding sources for emergency protective measures.
The National Guard will be on standby as well, according to the press release.
“Today, I signed an Executive Order issuing a State of Emergency due to the threat of Tropical Depression 9,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. “This storm has the potential to strengthen into a major hurricane and we encourage all Floridians to make their preparations. We are coordinating with all state and local government partners to track potential impacts of this storm.”
Tropical Depression 9 has the potential to strengthen and become a major hurricane in the coming days and Floridians and their families are urged to begin preparing and ensuring their family emergency supply kit is ready and stocked with food, water, and medicine.
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Because of the potential for dangerous storm surge, heavy rainfall, strong winds, flash flooding, and the potential for isolated tornadic activity, the State of Emergency has been issued for the following 24 counties:
- Indian River
- Palm Beach
- St. Lucie
To find resources to help you and your family prepare for this storm, you can visit here.