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Florida Governor Rick Scott 'scared to death' About Evacuation Orders Being Ignored

Florida gov. concerned people have ignored mandatory evacuation orders Photo: MGN Online. Florida gov. concerned people have ignored mandatory evacuation orders

October 10, 2018 08:34 AM

PANAMA CITY, Florida (AP) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott says the impact of Hurricane Michael will be "horrible," the worst storm to hit the Panhandle in a century.
    
Scott said Wednesday he's "scared to death" that people in places such as St. George Island along the state's coast had ignored evacuation orders.
    
He said he hopes that no one kept children with them as they chose to ride it out, but the time to evacuate from coastal areas has "come and gone."
    
The governor said state authorities are now focusing on the recovery effort once the fast-moving storm blows through. He has activated up 3,500 members of the Florida National Guard and says thousands of utility workers are on standby.

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