A satellite image of Tropical Storm Michael taken Monday.
Officials believe that "by the time it makes landfall midweek", Michael could increase its power to hit wind speeds of 96-110 miles per hour, which would designate it as a category 2 storm.
"So, whatever we're doing, we've got to do something different", said the governor in 2016.
The storm is moving north at 9 miles per hour with maximum sustained winds of 80 miles per hour.
He urged residents to quickly wrap up their final storm preparations Monday, calling Michael a "monstrous storm" with great destructive potential. Officials also alerted residents living on the coast of the possibility of flooding caused by the storm.
"Michael could produce three life-threatening hazards along portions of the northeastern Gulf Coast: storm surge, heavy rainfall and hurricane-force winds", according to the hurricane center. "This is a massive storm".
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A hurricane watch is now posted for the northeast Gulf Coast from the Alabama/Florida border to Suwanee River, Florida.
A storm surge watch has been hoisted from Navarre, Florida, to Anna Maria Island, Florida, including Tampa Bay.
Can New Hanover County's shelters handle a bigger storm? He also implored utilities to work out mutual aid agreements before the storm so they're not negotiating the contracts afterward, and so power can be restored as soon as possible.
The same tides will also have an effect along the St. Johns River, where Jacksonville's historic San Marco and Riverside neighborhoods saw major flooding a year ago during Hurricane Irma. Many families sat in the dark and without air conditioning for more than a week.
Update 1:18 p.m.: Scott says the pre-landfall disaster declaration will, "provide important resources and assistance from the federal government, as well as free up funding sources for emergency protective measures". The men saw each other earlier Monday in Orlando at the International Association of Chief of Police's annual convention. Scott also activated 500 members of the Florida National Guard ahead of the storm.
The Democratic nominee was highly visible Monday, checking in at the local Emergency Operations Center and touring a new electrical substation being fired up for the first time. Fortunately, Wilma weakened before making landfall on October 24 in Cape Romano, Florida, which is about 175 miles south of Tampa.
With barely over a month remaining until Election Day, Florida Republicans have gone on the offensive against Gillum, who has served as Tallahassee mayor since November 2014, over his handling of the 2016 Hurricane Hermine aftermath.