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Florida prepares for Andrea

Andrea Radar
Posted at 6:15 PM, Jun 06, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-06 14:45:33-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL)--Its just days into the hurricane season, and tropical storm andrea bringing in some heavy rain, but Florida emergency officials say no matter how rough the storm gets, their prepared.

"This hopefully is going to move very quickly through our state, it'll be gone but it'll be a great reminder to all us, get ready for hurricane season," said

Consider that a warning from Florida governor Rick Scott as Tropical Storm Andrea, the first named storm of the season makes landfall.

"The biggest problem we have right now is probably these risks of tornadoes, we've had 8 tornadoes," said Scott.

Scott recommends you listen for severe weather warnings in your area.

Andrea sweeping its way all across the state damaging areas in Sun City, and releasing high winds, heavy rains throughout the Big Bend.

Meanwhile, Florida's emergency management team is keeping a close watch on andrea non-stop in the operations center.

Bryan Koon, the Executive Director of Florida's Division of Emergency Management says they started preparing last night.

"We've also been in very close coordination with all of the local emergency management agencies," said Koon.

While getting the county emergency officials up to speed is important Koon says making sure you're prepared is the number one priority.

"We want to urge all Floridians to take storm season, take hurricane season seriously and make sure they and their families are prepared," said Koon.

For more information from preparation visit floridadisaster.org.