Mandatory evaciation for Clewiston, Hookers Point, Harlem, Flaghole, Montura Ranch Estates, and communities within the Mid-County MSBU which incudes Ladeca, Pioneer Plantation and Leon-Dennis Subdivision.
Hurricane Irma killed at least 24 people in the Caribbean and left thousands homeless as it devastated small islands in its path. The National Hurricane Center issued hurricane warnings for the Keys and parts of South Florida and Lake Okeechobee.
He also urged residents on the Gulf Coast to take evacuation orders seriously since Irma's path has moved slightly west.'You are not going to survive this if it happens,' Scott said.
'Now is the time to evacuate.'The forecasts show that dangerous storm surges could begin as early as Saturday night before the storm even hits Florida.
We can rebuild your home but we can't rebuild your life. Our number one priority is protecting everyone's life. No resource or expense will be spared to protect families.'While current projects show the storm hitting Miami and then going up the state's east coast towards Florida, Scott said that all Floridians needed to prepare because the storm's so large and powerful that it will cause serious winds and storm surge on both coasts.
'It is wider than our entire state and could cause major and life-threatening impacts from coast to coast.