“If any Florida family doesn’t have an emergency preparedness plan, now is the time to act,” he added. “Floridians also know just how quickly the path of a storm can change and that’s why we all must be vigilant and get prepared today.”
Tropical Storm Michael is also expected to hit western Cuba, Belize and northern Honduras this week.
The storm could result in significant rainfall in some areas in the Carolinas recently hit by by Hurricane Florence, according to the Post.
“Michael is expected to affect portions of the Florida Gulf Coast that are especially vulnerable to storm surge, regardless of the storm’s exact track or intensity,” the Hurricane Center said in a statement.