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Despite uncertainty in forecast, Gov. DeSantis warns Floridians about possible impacts from tropical system

Posted at 6:29 PM, Jul 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-29 18:29:30-04

CLEARWATER, Fla. (WTXL) — The Governor of Florida sent a clear message to Floridians during a press conference in Clearwater on Wednesday: Get prepared now.

The National Weather Service is monitoring would could become the next named tropical storm in the Atlantic. The system has a 90 percent chance of becoming Tropical Storm Isaias over the next couple of days.

Right now, most of Florida is encompassed in the cone of uncertainty. However, the storm remains disorganized as of Wednesday evening, so it's unclear if Florida will face any direct impacts.

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"We still are not at the point where we really could, I think, credibly anticipate a trajectory,” DeSantis said. “But I do think it is possible that there are impacts in the state of Florida. And we see those impacts as anywhere from kind of severe storms all the way up to a potential hurricane.”

Whatever comes, Gov. DeSantis stressed that Floridians should make sure to have seven-day supplies of food, water and medicine.