Governor Rick Scott is warning Floridians not to be complacent about Tropical Storm Erika.
The National Hurricane Center says Erika will likely become a Category 1 hurricane in coming days.
As for its path, the NHC’s so-called “cone of uncertainty” map has the eye of the storm staying off Florida’s Atlantic coast and eventually turning north toward Georgia.
But the map also has all of Florida except for the Panhandle within the the cone of possibility.
A slight move in the storm now can change its later trajectory by hundreds of miles.
Scott has opened the state’s emergency operations center and put the emergency response team on Level 2 readiness.
The governor urges Floridians to have supplies and evacuation plans ready, just in case.
— Steve Weagle (@SteveWeagleWPTV) August 27, 2015
— Bernie Rayno (@AccuRayno) August 27, 2015
— WKMG Local 6 News (@local6news) August 27, 2015
— The Palm Beach Post (@pbpost) August 27, 2015
TS ERIKA latest. Continuing to track very close to our Atlantic seaboard. Closely monitoring FL impact Sun/Mon! pic.twitter.com/y2Ed3dquzv
— tom terry (@TTerryWFTV) August 27, 2015