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Rick Scott: Storm Surge Flooding Has Increased to 15 Feet Above Ground Level in Southwest Florida
‘The areas of south Florida and the keys have had up to 12 inches of rain’

RUSH TRANSCRIPT:

SCOTT: "The areas of south Florida and the keys have had up to 12 inches of rain. Across the state we can see 8-15 inches of rain. The vast majority of Florida is under a hurricane warning. This is a serious serious threat of storm surge flooding along the west coast of Florida. This increased to 15 feet above ground level in southwest Florida. Tampa will see a surge of 5-8 feet. The big bend area 6-8 feet. We’ll see flooding from rivers throughout the peninsula. We have seen tornado in south Florida and the threat will continue tonight. This is a life-threatening situation."