Gov. Scott to declare state of emergency to prepare for Tropical Depression

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Gov. Rick Scott announced he would declare a state of emergency for counties in the Florida Panhandle and Big Bend on Sunday ahead of Tropical Depression 14.

A state of emergency gives state and local governments time to prepare, resources and flexibility ahead of a storm. Scott said he was traveling to Tallahassee on Sunday to be briefed by federal, state and local emergency management officials around 5 p.m.

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