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Governor Rick Scott tells Florida residents to evacuate

Posted at 9:00 AM, Oct 06, 2016
With Hurricane Matthew bearing down on the southeastern U.S., many coastal residents packed up and headed inland.
 
But for some, the dangers posed by the life-threatening storm and its powerful are exaggerated if it stays on its current path. They plan to spend the storm in their homes, ignoring evacuation orders and government warnings.
 
On Thursday, Gov. Rick Scott addressed residents in evacuation zones and told them to evacuate.
 
 
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So far, Matthew has killed at least 16 people in the Caribbean as it cut through Haiti, Cuba and the Bahamas. 
 
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The storm was forecast to scrape much of the Florida coast Thursday night, potentially as a Category 4 storm with 130 mph winds.