Florida Governor Declares State of Emergency

Jack Beven
Jack Beven, senior hurricane specialist, tracks the movement of Tropical Storm Erika as it moves westward towards islands in the eastern Caribbean, at the National Hurricane Center, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, in Miami. Tropical storm warnings have been issued for Puerto Rico, the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, and the Leeward islands. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

FLORIDA- All eyes are on Erika this weekend as the tropical storm bears down on the eastern Caribbean.

Florida Governor Rick Scott is taking no time to prepare his state.

Governor Scott declared a state of emergency just a couple of hours ago, after forecasters adjusted the forecast models to hit the middle of the sunshine state.

The order activates the national guard and gives authorities the ability to waive tolls and rules to allow emergency crews anywhere in the state.

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