As Florida prepares for Hurricane Matthew to strike, members of Congress are working to keep their constituents in the loop and safe.
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio warned in an email Thursday, “Meteorologists are calling this the storm of decades, and it is not something to take lightly.” Signed off with “Paid for by Marco Rubio for Senate 2016,” the email also suggested people donate to the Red Cross and Salvation Army.
The storm is expected to travel up the east coast of Florida Thursday and Friday and hit coastal parts of Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina over the weekend.
Members are warning Floridians that they should take this rare Category 4 hurricane seriously.
At Palm Beach EOC. Army Corps says no issues with dike now, but more than 5 inches of rain north of Lake O could start to threaten it. pic.twitter.com/0JxlILTk1Q
If you’re able to help during #HurricaneMatthew
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Parts of FL are now under hurricane warning. Please stay safe in the storm—more information about Matthew’s track: https://t.co/1kxytsca1h
And, South Carolina lawmakers are also warning their constituents.
Similar to Joaquin last October, we are once again seeing the power of Mother Nature, as Hurricane Matthew,… https://t.co/RgKmJLofX7
As are lawmakers in North Carolina.
While other members are sending their support from far away.