Saturday, August 25 2012, 06:04 PM EDT
Governor Rick Scott declares state of emergency
TALLAHASSEE - Below is a statement from Governor Rick Scott regarding preparations for Tropical Storm Isaac.
"While Florida is facing another tropical storm, our State Emergency Response Team prepares for these types of weather events year round. The Executive Order is a normal step in these preparations, activating resources to assist local officials in response to an emergency. Florida's emergency response officials are accustom to protecting the 19 million residents and hundreds of thousands of visitors that are here every day. I am leading twice daily briefing with local, state, federal partners as well as those involved with the Republican National Convention. Preparation is a key to success and all visitors can be assured they are safe in Florida."