Gov. DeSantis expands State of Emergency to include more Florida counties – WESH 2 Orlando

CAN DO TO BE READY FOR THE STORM. KELSI: GOVERNOR DESANTIS HELD A PRESS CONFERENCE SATURDAY WHERE HE DECLARED A STE OFAT EMERGENCY AHEAD OF ELSA’S EXPECTED IMPACT ON THE STATE. HE ALSO ENCOURAGED FLORIDIANS TO PREPARE FOR THE STORM NOW. GOV. DESANTIS: WE’RE PREPARING FOR THE RISK OF ISOLATED TORNADOS, STORM SURGE, HEAVY RAINFALL AND FLASH FLOINOD KELSI: GOVERNOR RON DESANTIS IS URGING FLORIDIANS TO MAKE SURE THEY HAVE WHAT THEY NEED NOW, AS ELSA GETS CLOSER AND CLOSER TO THE STATE. GOV. DESANTIS: THIS INCLUDES HAVING A STOCKED DISASTER SUPPLY KIT WITH AT LEAST SEVEN DAYS OF SUPPLIES AND DEVELOPING A DISASTER PLAN AHEAD OF THE STORM. KELSI: THE GOVERNOR ISSUED A STATE OF EMERGENCY FOR 15 COUNTIES FROM MIAMI TO TAMPA. NO COUNTIES IN CENTRAL FLORIDA ARE ON THAT LIST. BUT THE GOVERNOR SAYS EVERYONE SHOULD KEEP AN EYE ON THE STORM AS ITS EXACT PATH IS STILL UNKNOWN. GOV. DESANTIS: AS THIS INTERACTS, GETS INTO SUNDAY AND MONDAY, IT’LL BE INTERACTING WITH THE LAND IN CUBA. THERE ARE SOME MODELS THAT SAY IT MAY BREAK UP, THERE’S OTHER MODELS THAT SAY IT’LL GET A BUMP AND IT WILL GET INTO THE FLORIDA STRAIGHTS D ANPICK UP STEAM. KELSI: THE GOVERNOR SAYS HE EXPECTS THE STATE WILL START TO FEEL SOME IMPACT FROM THE STORM BY MDAONY. HE SAYS HE WILL GIVE ANOTHER UPDATE SUNDAY MORNING. IN ORANGE COUNTY,

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Gov. DeSantis expands State of Emergency to include more Florida counties

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced a state of emergency for parts of Florida during a press conference in Surfside on Saturday.A Tropical Storm Watch was put into effect on Saturday for portions of the Florida Keys. The National Hurricane Center says there is an increased risk of tropical storm conditions, storm surge and rainfall impacts beginning Monday in the Florida Keys and the southern Florida Peninsula.>> Tracking ElsaCounties currently under the governor’s state of emergency include: Charlotte, Citrus, Collier, Hernando, Hillsborough, Lee, Levy, Manatee, Monroe, Pinellas, Pasco, Alachua, Columbia, Dixie, Franklin, Hamilton, Gilchrist, Jefferson, Lake, Lafayette, Madison, Marion, Sumter, Suwannee, Taylor, Wakulla, and Sarasota counties. The risk of impact will spread north along the Peninsula through Wednesday and will reach the coasts of Georgia and the Carolinas Wednesday into Thursday, forecasters say.>> Latest Maps, Models and Tracks for Elsa

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced a state of emergency for parts of Florida during a press conference in Surfside on Saturday.

A Tropical Storm Watch was put into effect on Saturday for portions of the Florida Keys.

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The National Hurricane Center says there is an increased risk of tropical storm conditions, storm surge and rainfall impacts beginning Monday in the Florida Keys and the southern Florida Peninsula.

>> Tracking Elsa

Counties currently under the governor’s state of emergency include: Charlotte, Citrus, Collier, Hernando, Hillsborough, Lee, Levy, Manatee, Monroe, Pinellas, Pasco, Alachua, Columbia, Dixie, Franklin, Hamilton, Gilchrist, Jefferson, Lake, Lafayette, Madison, Marion, Sumter, Suwannee, Taylor, Wakulla, and Sarasota counties.

The risk of impact will spread north along the Peninsula through Wednesday and will reach the coasts of Georgia and the Carolinas Wednesday into Thursday, forecasters say.

>> Latest Maps, Models and Tracks for Elsa

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