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Gov. Rick Scott on Hurricane Matthew: 'Unfortunately, this is going to kill people'

Florida Gov. Rick Scott provides an update on Hurricane Matthew during a morning briefing on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 at the state Emergency Operations Center in Tallahassee

Kristen M. Clark / Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau

Florida Gov. Rick Scott provides an update on Hurricane Matthew during a morning briefing on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 at the state Emergency Operations Center in Tallahassee

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As South Florida began to see squalls from the outer bands of Hurricane Matthew on Thursday morning, Florida Gov. Rick Scott didn’t sugarcoat the danger that awaits coastal residents who don’t evacuate.

“This storm will kill you,” Scott said during a morning briefing at the state Emergency Operations Center in Tallahassee. If “you’re in an evacuation area, get out. Don’t take a chance.”

“Do not surf. Do not go to the beach. This will kill you,” he added.

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[Last modified: Thursday, October 6, 2016 10:03am]

    

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