Gov. Scott urges Floridians to prepare for heavy rain and possible flooding

Gov. Scott warns Floridians about possible flooding
Posted at 12:49 PM, May 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-22 14:41:33-04

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WWSB) - Governor Rick Scott is urging Floridians to prepare for significant rainfall and possible flooding.

The state is monitoring the development of a weather system in the Caribbean Sea.

Invest 90L is currently east of Belize and is slowly moving north towards the Gulf of Mexico.

On Tuesday, Governor Scott directed the Executive Director of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to pre-position and stage the agency's high water vehicles and other flood response resources for rapid deployment if needed.

The Governor received a briefing from the Florida Division of Emergency Management on the weather system Tuesday morning and released this statement.

Governor Rick Scott: "As we continue to monitor the developing weather system in the Caribbean Sea, we know that families can never be too careful or over-prepared when it comes to severe weather. Although the storm currently has a relatively low chance of development into a tropical system, we must take it seriously. That's why it is critically important that all Floridians take this opportunity to get prepared and make a plan that ensures the safety of their family and loved ones. FDEM is working hand-in-hand with the NHC to track this weather and we will continue to release regular updates on Florida's preparation for severe weather and flooding as this system develops. I encourage all Floridians to follow @FLSERT on Twitter and visit to create an emergency preparedness plan for their family today."

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