|Published:||Aug 23, 2012 1:08 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Aug 23, 2012 1:27 PM EDT|
TALLAHASSEE- The Florida Emergency Operations Center is opening this afternoon to prepare for Tropical Storm Isaac. Governor Rick Scott says the state will be prepared and you should be, too.
Activating the EOC at this point, the Governor says, is standard procedure for a storm this close and threatening the state. He's also increasing the number of briefings to make sure the word is getting out as Isaac gets closer and more could be added if necessary.
The Governor says there is a coordinated effort right now among state and local officials, plus members of the Republican Convention, to make sure everyone is getting the newest and best information and acting on it.
Governor Scott says his responsibility is to the 19 million people who live in Florida and the state's tourists. A decision on what to do with the GOP convention next week is up to Republican party officials, but the Governor says since they are in close consultation, the goal is to have everyone on making decisions together. He is hopeful the storm will manage to miss most of Florida.
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