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Governor Rick Scott Discusses Hurricane Hermine Aftermath

Governor Rick Scott Discusses Hurricane Hermine Aftermath
Posted at 4:48 PM, Sep 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-02 16:17:27-04

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) - Florida Governor Rick Scott held a press conference Friday morning to discuss the aftermath of Hurricane Hermine. 

Governor Scott said officials began assessing damage earlier this morning and warned residents to avoid standing water and stay away from downed power lines. Many areas have been experiencing a lot of debris from trees and fallen limbs.

The governor is asking everyone to stay indoors until it's all clear. 

"I know there is a lot of work to do following the storm. We will spend the coming days assessing the damage and responding to the needs of our communities and Florida families, but the number one thing is to stay safe," said Governor Scott.

Dozens of cities have been dealing with power outages, including Tallahassee where officials said it could take days to get power fully restored.