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Gov. DeSantis declares state of emergency for Florida's east coast as Isaias approaches

State of Emergency
Posted at 1:59 PM, Jul 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-31 13:59:45-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — As Isaias continues churning toward Florida, Gov. DeSantis as issued a state of emergency for counties on the state’s east coast.

During Friday's briefing at the Emergency Operations Center in Tallahassee, DeSantis said he signed an executive order declaring a state of emergency for all counties on the Atlantic coast, from the Florida Keys to Nassau County.

"I want Floridians to know, the state of Florida is fully prepared for this and any future storm during this hurricane season," DeSantis said.

While Hurricane Isaias is not expected to bring intense impacts to Florida, DeSantis told people to stay vigilant and get your disaster supplies kit ready with seven days worth of food, water and medicine.

He also said that the state had a PPE reserve supply and shelter-kits ready to go in case they're needed.