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Florida Gov. Activates National Guard for Hurricane Irma

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Tuesday, 05 September 2017 12:36 PM

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is activating 100 members of the Florida National Guard to prepare for Hurricane Irma.

Scott says in a statement that the initial 100 troops will be stationed throughout the state. Some 7,000 National Guard members will report to duty Friday, when the storm could be bearing down on Florida.

Scott said Tuesday that the exact path of the storm is still unknown but officials "must prepare for the worst."

On Monday he declared a state of emergency in all of Florida's 67 counties.

Two hurricanes hit the state last year but neither was as powerful as Category 5 Irma is right now.

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott is activating 100 members of the Florida National Guard to prepare for Hurricane Irma. Scott says in a statement that the initial 100 troops will be stationed throughout the state. Some 7,000 National Guard members will report to duty Friday, when the...
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