Folks along Florida’s gulf coast are getting ready for Michael’s arrival later this week.
In Okaloosa County, people are getting their supplies in order.
At one local hardware store earlier today, some people were buying new gas cans while others were filling-up their old ones. The state’s governor is urging residents living along the coast not to waste any time.
“Michael can still change direction and impact any part of the state. Today is the time to get a plan – do not put it off. There isn’t any reason not to be prepared and not to keep your family safe,” says Gov. Rick Scott.
Inland residents are also taking the storm seriously. Dozens of people filled sandbags at a local park today in Tallahassee. Ahead of the storm, Florida State University announced that it would shut down after midnight Monday and remain closed for the rest of the week.