Gov. Scott issues statement on storm
Florida Gov. Rick Scott issued a statement on his website early this morning, saying emergency management officials are monitoring the progress of what now is Tropical Storm Emily.
"As we know in Florida, storms can quickly develop, bringing severe weather to our state in a moment’s notice." Scott said. "Last night, this storm posed no threat to Florida. Now, after rapidly intensifying overnight, a tropical depression will impact the Tampa area and Floridians must prepare for impacts to Southwest Florida. Just as with last year’s storms, I encourage Floridians to get prepared and visit FLGetAPlan.com.
-- Times staff