Gov. Scott urges residents to have emergency plan as Isaac approaches

Gov. Rick Scott and Florida's Emergency Response Team are monitoring Tropical Storm Isaac and are prepared to support local officials.

Florida's state emergency operations center remains activated to provide resources to counties.

“I am impressed with the level of detail and close coordination of Florida’s emergency managers and I am confident in our ability to respond to Tropical Storm Isaac as needed,” Scott said in a prepared statement. “While Florida officials are prepared, it is critical for all of Florida’s families and businesses to make sure they are also prepared with an emergency plan and all the supplies they would need to get through a disaster.”

Families and businesses can visit to build their emergency plan and learn about what to stock in their disaster supply kits, including water, food, medication, important papers and other essential items. Supplies should be able to sustain your family for up to 72 hours after a disaster. Residents and visitors should heed all instructions from local officials and stay tuned to local media for the latest on Tropical Storm Isaac.

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