‘I am scared to death’ for people who didn’t evacuate, says FL gov.

FILE - In this April 9, 2018, file photo, Florida Gov. Rick Scott announces his bid to run for the U.S. Senate at a news conference in Orlando, Fla. A battle over voting rights in the battleground state of Florida is before a federal appeals court. Three justices at the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta heard arguments Wednesday, July 25, in a lawsuit that challenges Florida’s process for restoring voting rights to former prisoners. A group of former prisoners last year sued Scott after their applications were turned down. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

Florida governor Rick Scott says he is “scared to death” for  for residents who chose not to evacuate.

“I worry about them every second and I hope there are no children there who didn’t have the choice on their own to make these decisions,” said Gov. Scott.

Scott confirmed that rescue teams manned by more than 1,000 people were prepared to help once the storm passes, along with members of the National Guard and US Coast Guard.

Additionally, Scott mentioned about 50 people who told officials they would ride out the storm on an island in Franklin County.

President Trump said Wednesday that he plans to visit areas affected by the storm on Sunday or Monday to view the damage and recovery efforts.



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