Gov. Scott declares state of emergency in Florida ahead of Hurricane Matthew

Governor Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency for every county in Florida in response to the possible threat of Hurricane Matthew.

At a press conference on Monday, Scott emphasized how strong and deadly Category 4 Hurricane Matthew is.

The storm has already killed three people in the Caribbean, according to Scott.

The executive order allocates money and resources to respond to any damage that may be caused by Hurricane Matthew.

Scott said the storm is nothing like Hurricane Hermine and if it directly hits Florida, there will be massive destruction that the state hasn't seen in years.

He said officials are preparing for the worst and praying for the best.

They are focusing on the I-95 corridor of the state, all the way up to Nassau County.

No evacuation orders are in place as of now.

Scott is urging people to get a plan and be aware of the threat of Zika as the storm approaches.

He is asking Floridians to dump standing water, wear bug repellant and wear covered clothing.

Related: Hurricane Matthew forecast track keeps storm east of Florida

Scott's full statement reads:

Hurricane Matthew is a life-threatening category four hurricane and we must all take it seriously. If Hurricane Matthew directly impacts Florida, there could be massive destruction which we haven't seen since Hurricane Andrew devastated Miami-Dade County in 1992. That is why we cannot delay and must prepare for direct impact now. Today, I signed an Executive Order declaring a State of Emergency in every Florida county to ensure we have resources for evacuations, sheltering and other logistical needs across our state. We are preparing for the worst, but hoping for the best and we will not take any chances to ensure our state is prepared.

Hurricane Matthew has already killed four people and nobody wants that number to rise. As I said during Hurricane Hermine, we can rebuild a home or a business, but we cannot rebuild your life. The best way to prevent further loss is to get prepared now and take this storm seriously. Having a plan in place could mean the difference between life and death during severe weather, especially a major category four hurricane.

Although Matthew is not currently projected to directly impact Florida, we all know how quickly the track of these storms can change. While there are no evacuation orders currently in place, this storm could threaten our state with very little notice and no one should be caught off guard. If an evacuation order is activated in your area, leave immediately. Once severe weather comes, our first responders will not be able to rescue you until the weather subsides.

Our National Guard stands ready to be deployed if needed. I am also in contact with the utilities across the state and will stay in communication with them regarding their plans if there are any power outages. We are taking steps to move additional fuel to the state's east coast. On the Florida Turnpike, we also have extra fuel trucks on standby to get anywhere in our state. Again, while we are preparing for the worst, we are hoping for the best and will not take any chances with a storm of this magnitude."

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Posted by Mike Buresh on Monday, October 3, 2016