Gov DeSantis Issues Update Regarding 93L, Expected to Develop into Tropical Storm
Last updated 8/27/2023 at 4:08pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) continues to monitor and prepare the state of Florida for potential impacts from Invest 93L. Today, Governor DeSantis issued Executive Order 23-171, declaring a state of emergency for 33 counties in anticipation of impacts from Invest 93L. This executive order allows state officials to make critical resources available to areas that may be impacted by the storm.
As of 2 p.m. ET, Invest 93L is located near the Yucatan Channel, and is expected to strengthen into a tropical storm in the coming days. Floridians are encouraged to monitor weather conditions and listen to all orders from local officials, as well as review their disaster preparedness plans and stock their disaster supply kits with food, water and other necessities for their households.
FDEM is hosting daily calls with all 67 counties to identify resource needs and to ensure the state is prepared to respond quickly and efficiently. Additionally, FDEM is coordinating with state agencies, non-governmental organizations and private sector partners for potential resource requests.