Ernesto Threatens Keys, South Florida


The latest projection places landfall in the upper Florida Keys. A voluntary evacuation of mobile home residents in the Keys has already begun.

Gov. Bush said earlier today that even though Ernesto may be only a Category One storm by tomorrow, state officials aren't taking the threat lightly.

BUSH: No one is panicking, people aren't crying wolf here, but a hurricane is a serious event. And we've already seen, you know, Katrina hit Florida before it hit the Gulf Coast. It was a Category 1 storm. People died because they were out in the midst of this storm, thinking it wasn't a potent storm.

Governor Bush says FEMA will have 70 trucks of water and meals ready in Homestead by tomorrow. He also says the state's ports are open and have stored an adequate supply of gasoline.

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