Weather Channel: Scott’s State of Emergency still in effect for Florida as Erika remnants approach


Saffir-Simpson Scale of hurricane wind speeds.(Source: The Weather Channel)

At a press conference this morning, Florida Gov. Rick Scott indicated that though the tropical storm has dissipated into an area of low pressure, the state of emergency declared earlier has not been lifted, as heavy rains and flooding are still a possibilty. 

 Scott told Floridians to remain prepared during a Friday evening news conference. Earlier in the day, Scott declared a state of emergency for every county across the state. The declaration activated the National Guard and waived tolls and other rules for emergency crews so they can move around the state more easily.

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