State prepares for possible gulf coast flooding from tropical weather

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida National Guard is moving resources to areas of the state that could face flooding as a tropical disturbance moves north from the Caribbean Sea and into the Gulf of Mexico this week.

Tropical development is not expected, but heavy rainfall could flood areas already saturated by almost daily rainfall since the beginning of the month.

The weather system, now designated as Invest 90L by the National Hurricane Center in Miami, is east of Belize and producing a large area of disorganized weather as it slowly moves north.

“To make sure we are absolutely prepared, today, I also directed FWC Executive Director Eric Sutton to pre-position and stage its high water vehicles and all other flood response resources so they may be rapidly deployed to assist Floridians in need in the event of any flooding,” said Scott in a release from his office.

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