As Irma Approaches Gov. Scott Activates Florida National Guard

Tallahassee, Fla. - Governor Rick Scott activated 100 members of the Florida Air and Army National Guard Tuesday to support with planning, logistics and operations in preparation for potential impacts from Hurricane Irma.

These 100 members will be stationed across the state, and will advise the Governor on available and needed resources to ensure communities are fully prepared for the storm. In addition, all 7,000 National Guard members will be reporting for duty Friday morning. On Monday, Scott issued declared a state of emergency in all 67 counties within the State of Florida in response to Hurricane Irma and allowed for the immediate activation of National Guard members as preparedness actions continue.

"With Hurricane Irma now a category 5 storm, we must do all we can to prepare our families and communities for any potential impact from this major weather event," Scott said in a news release. "We do not know the exact path of this storm, but weather can change in an instant and while we hope for the best, we must prepare for the worst.”

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