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‘You still have time’: Gov. DeSantis urges Floridians to prepare today for Hurricane Ian

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Gov. Ron DeSantis said Floridians need to prepare Tuesday for Hurricane Ian.

“You still have time today to execute what you need to do... there’s going to be interruptions in communications, plan for that,” he said.

Read: Gov. DeSantis suspends tolls in Tampa Bay, urges Floridians to prepare, not panic for Hurricane Ian

Kevin Guthrie, director of the Florida Division of Emergency Management, said people should clean up their yards and bring in any loose items that could become projectiles.

Leaders in Orange and Osceola counties are also preparing to address the community on Tuesday.

Read: Hurricane Ian: School closures in Central Florida

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Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.