Let me be clear, Hurricane Michael is a monsterous storm and the forecast keeps getting more dangerous. Today, I formally ask president Trump to issue a pre-landfall disaster declaration, to allow us to drawn down more federal resources. Hurricane Michael will bring deadly storm surge to many areas, even those outside the path.
The National Hurricane Center is forecasting storm surge to be between 8 to 12 feet, 8 to 12 feet. That means the water will come miles onshore and could easily rise over the roofs of houses. Michael can still change direction and impact any part of our state. Today's the time to get a plan, do not put it off.
There isn't any reason to not be prepared to keep your family safe.