The Governor of Florida has just declared a state of emergency.
According to The Hill, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has just declared a “State Of Emergency” for his state as Hurricane Isaias slams the southern part of the state.
In Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis said the state of emergency extends to all counties in the path of Isaias, including Broward and Miami-Dade. These counties are two of the most highly populated areas in the entire state.
On Twitter, DeSantis wrote:
I've signed Executive Order 20-181, declaring a state of emergency for counties in the path of Hurricane #Isaias. For those living on the East Coast, prepare now. Have 7 days of food, water, medicine & other supplies in case you lose power. Follow @FLSERT for updates.
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) July 31, 2020
Governor DeSantis also sent a written letter in an official capacity to President Donald Trump notifying him of the decision to declare a state of emergency for 19 counties “in anticipation of hurricane Isaias.”
Police Make Arrests
The hurricane is putting countless lives in danger. And the police have already reportedly made arrests of people who were “defying weather warnings” by going surfing.
According to Daily Mail, despite warnings from the police who stood by the shore, police were forced to make arrests after surfers refused to leave the beach as the hurricane hit the state.
Tropical Storm Isaias strengthened into a hurricane late Thursday with reported winds of 80mph, according to Hurricane Hunters, with the possibility of worsening as it swirls north.