TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida Governor Rick Scott issued a statement Monday regarding Tropical Storm Gordon, which formed Monday morning near the Florida Keys.
Governor Scott has received a full update on the storm from the Florida Division of Emergency Management and has been in contact with local officials regarding the storm. The Governor will continue to receive updates on Tropical Storm Gordon as it moves into the Gulf of Mexico where further development is forecasted occur.
“With Tropical Storm Gordon currently moving across South Florida and into the Gulf of Mexico, it is important for Floridians and our visitors to remain vigilant. Right now, the primary impact of the storm is heavy rainfall across the southern part of the state. Heavy rainfall and potential flooding is also expected in the Panhandle in the coming days," says Governor Scott.
“Every Floridian should continue to monitor local news reports for the latest on this storm. State emergency management professionals are remaining in constant communication with local officials to ensure that any needs are met, and we will continue to closely track this storm throughout the day and the beginning of next week.”