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Scott Calls For Preparations As Storm Looms

May 23, 2018
Originally published on May 23, 2018 1:00 am

Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday directed the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to put high-water vehicles in position to respond as the National Hurricane Season monitored a large area of showers that extended from the northwestern Caribbean across Cuba and into the Florida peninsula.

“Although the storm currently has a relatively low chance of development into a tropical system, we must take it seriously,” Scott said in a prepared statement.

The system, designated as Invest 90L, was centered east of Belize on Tuesday morning and was expected to move slowly northward into the central or eastern Gulf of Mexico.

According to the hurricane center, strong upper-level winds and dry air are expected to keep the system from organizing during the next couple of days, yet some gradual subtropical or tropical development is possible later in the week.

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