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Sea surges may devastate parts of Florida - Governor Scott
September 10, 2017 / 1:55 PM / 14 days ago

Sea surges may devastate parts of Florida - Governor Scott

FILE PHOTO: Florida Governor Rick Scott takes the stage prior to a speech by U.S. President Donald Trump on US-Cuba relations at the Manuel Artime Theater in Miami, Florida, U.S., June 16, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File Photo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A powerful sea surge will accompany Hurricane Irma as the storm moves through Florida, and that blast of ocean water could badly damage coastal areas, Florida Governor Rick Scott said.

“I am very concerned about the west coast,” Scott said of Florida’s western shoreline that faces the Gulf of Mexico and is being hit hard by Irma.

Scott was talking on Fox News Sunday.

Later, on ABC News, Scott said: “This storm surge is just deadly.”

Reporting by Patrick Rucker; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn

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