Governor Rick Scott: Florida Should Be Prepared

Hurricane Matthew
Posted at 7:36 PM, Oct 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-04 19:36:00-04

MIAMI (AP) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott says residents need to be prepared for a direct from Hurricane Matthew.

Scott said while visiting the Daytona Beach area that evacuation orders could be issued as early as Tuesday.

He says Florida could start to feel the hurricane's impact in two or three days.

The governor says his biggest worry is that residents won't take seriously the threat from Matthew if an evacuation order is issued, especially since so many new residents have never lived through a hurricane.

Scott says even if Matthew stays of land, Florida will still feel tropical storm-force winds.

He says 200 National Guardsmen have been activated, and another 6,600 National Guardsmen are at the ready.