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Tags: michael waltz | hurricane dorian | florida

Rep. Michael Waltz on Dorian: Northern Fla. Preparing for the Worst

By    |   Friday, 30 August 2019 11:56 AM

Rep. Michael Waltz, who represents Florida's sixth congressional district north of Orlando, said his area is hoping for the best but preparing for the worst as Hurricane Dorian nears the state's coast.

"I spent yesterday handing out sandbags and sat down with over a dozen mayors to make sure they have what they need from the federal government," the Republican lawmaker told Fox News' "Fox and Friends."

"We'll be speaking to FEMA today."

He emphasized that the state's farmers and agriculture industry can't be forgotten because for many people, their property has been their entire livelihood for generations.

Waltz added that Gov. Ron DeSantis is "showing great leadership," as he's been all over the state, from Miami to Jacksonville. He also lauded the members of the Florida National Guard as heroes.

"They have units that are coming back from overseas," said Waltz. "They are coming back from training and they are not going home. They are going to be immediately mobilized to go out and take care of all of us. Many of them have businesses that they wish they could go board up and families to take care of, yet they are putting all of us first."

He urged Floridians to listen to their local officials and if they order evacuations, to leave. 

"We have seen these hurricanes shift in the last 24 hours," said Waltz. "You may remember Irma coming up in the southern part of the state and heading right for Miami and [it] shifted over to the western part of the state. So, that is just a difficulty that we have to face and something we all deal with."

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Rep. Michael Waltz, who represents Florida's sixth congressional district north of Orlando, said his area is hoping for the best but preparing for the worst as Hurricane Dorian nears the state's coast.
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