Gov. Ron DeSantis spoke in Tallahassee about Hurricane Idalia and its life-threatening storm surge in the Big Bend.
DeSantis called the storm surge in the Big Bend life-threatening, Wednesday morning. He warned not to go out in the midst of the storm.
There have been 11 tornado warnings issued, and more warnings are possible.
The Florida Department of Transportation has 650 pieces of heavy equipment and trucks staged for cut-and-toss operations post-storm.
The Governor anticipates a lot of debris, trees and downed powerlines after the storm.
He also said 1,100 generators are staged for traffic signal restoration and 1.2 million gallons of fuel is staged with more fuel being arranged to come in by trucks.