Hurricane Michael Is Closing In On Florida, Gov. Rick Scott Warns, “Do Not Take A Chance”

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 As more of Florida’s Gulf Coast counties order or recommend evacuation ahead of  Hurricane Michael, Gov. Rick Scott is urging residents to leave if local authorities have asked them to do so.
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 Scott said Tuesday that as many as 50 families on St. George Island were reportedly staying put. St. George Island is a well-known beach community on a barrier island near Apalachicola.
Franklin County Sheriff A.J. Smith says his deputies went door to door in some places along the coast to urge people to evacuate.

Franklin County Sheriff A.J. Smith says his deputies went door to door in some places along the coast to urge people to evacuate.

Michael is expected to blow ashore around midday Wednesday near Panama City Beach.

Florida officials say that so far nearly 900 people have arrived at 25 shelters in the Panhandle and north central Florida.

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy:  AP; Reuters
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