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Rick Scott: State offices closed Friday

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Gov. Rick Scott directed state offices to be closed in all 67 Florida counties this Friday in preparation for Hurricane Irma, his office announced Tuesday night. Scott also asked state employees to volunteer in the state’s emergency shelter mobilization efforts.

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Rick Scott on hurricane: “This is going to kill people”

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As he has all week, Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday continued to stress the potential for peril brought by Hurricane Matthew. “If you think someone is making a bad decision (by not evacuating), call them,” he said during an early morning briefing at the state’s Emergency Operations Center. “Don’t let people try to (stay) in an evacuation area. Do it now; don’t wait.” Matthew killed at least 16 people in the Caribbean as it cut through Haiti, Cuba, and the Bahamas.…

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