Gov. Ron DeSantis Declares State of Emergency in Preparation for Hurricane Dorian

                     August 28th, 2019

Gov. Ron DeSantis is taking precaution ahead of the news that Tropical Storm Dorian has now been upgraded to Hurricane Dorian.

On Wednesday, he issued Executive Order , declaring a state of emergency for counties in the path of Hurricane Dorian. The Governor is urging all Floridians on the East Coast to prepare for impacts, as the latest forecasts from the National Hurricane Center project Hurricane Dorian will make landfall on Florida’s East Coast as a major hurricane. 

By declaring a state of emergency, DeSantis is ensuring that state and local governments have ample time, resources and flexibility to prepare. The State Emergency Operations Center will activate to a Level 2 on Thursday morning, enhancing the coordination between federal, state and local emergency management agencies.

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