Nelson: 'Seamless cooperation' between federal and local officials on Hurricane Irma

Nelson: 'Seamless cooperation' between federal and local officials on Hurricane Irma
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Florida Sen. Bill NelsonClarence (Bill) William NelsonReport: FCC chair to push for complete repeal of net neutrality Collins: Pass bipartisan ObamaCare bills before mandate repeal Democrats scramble to contain Franken fallout  MORE (D) said in an interview Sunday that there has been “seamless cooperation” between federal, state and local officials as his state braces for Hurricane Irma.

“It’s been very good, and there is the cooperation between the federal level, the state and the locals,” Nelson told CBS’s “Face the Nation” when asked about federal preparation.

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“That has been seamless cooperation, unlike 25 years ago in Hurricane Andrew, when you did not have that cooperation,” he added, referencing the Category 5 hurricane that struck Florida in 1992.

Irma is currently expected to move up the west coast of Florida as a Category 4 hurricane.

Nelson added that the preparation for Irma is also an improvement from Hurricane Katrina, which struck the Gulf Coast in 2005.

“Unlike even Katrina when you didn’t have the cooperation and the communication between the Louisiana National Guard and the U.S. military,” he said. “That has been taken care of now.”

Millions of Floridians have been told to evacuate their homes.