State of Emergency Declared for Florida due to Erika

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Posted at 9:12 AM, Aug 28, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-30 17:32:45-04

TALLAHASSEE (WTXL) - Governor Rick Scott declared a State of Emergency for every county in Florida Friday morning in preparation for Tropical Storm Erika.

He says the storm poses a severe threat and adds that Floridians have plenty of time to get prepared. He also says that Emergency Management is ready.

The declaration gives authorities the ability to waive tolls and rules to allow emergency crews and vehicles to move throughout the state. It also calls for the activation of the National Guard.

Tropical Storm Erika could impact Florida as soon as Monday. To read the latest on Erika's forecast from the Storm Team, click here.

For a full list of what to have in your tropical preparedness kit, click here.