Gov. Scott declares state of emergency in Florida ahead of Alberto

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Gov. Rick Scott talks to reporters during a news conference, at the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Miami, Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, in Opa-Locka, Fla. Gov. Scott flew over the Florida Keys to assess damage from Hurricane Irma. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

Gov. Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency throughout all of Florida ahead of Subtropical Storm Alberto.

Gov. Scott issued the executive order Saturday morning, declaring the state of emergency in all 67 Florida counties.

By declaring the state of emergency, the governor’s office says Scott is making sure the state and local government has ample time, resources and flexibility to get prepared.

“As we continue to monitor Subtropical Storm Alberto’s northward path toward Florida, it is critically important that all Florida counties have every available resource to keep families safe and prepare for the torrential rain and severe flooding this storm will bring,” Gov. Scott said in a statement.

“If any Florida family doesn’t have an emergency preparedness plan, now is the time to act. Remember, the track of these storms can change without notice. Do not think that only areas in the cone will be impacted – everyone in our state must be prepared,” Gov. Scott added. “I encourage every Floridian to visit FloridaDisaster.org and get your plan before this storm hits so you can keep your family safe. We will continue to provide updates to Florida’s residents and visitors and do everything to prepare for and respond to this storm.”

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