State Of Emergency Declared For Parts Of Florida As Tropical Storm Batters Coast

Tropical Storm Emily has officially touched down off the coast of Florida, just west of Bradenton. Since this morning, the Governor has declared a state of emergency for 31 counties in both central and southern parts of the state. Developing seemingly overnight, this storm has brought with it heavy rain and intense winds. Here’s more on this storm and where it’s predicted to go next:

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

This brief video gives an idea of just how strong the winds hit early this morning:

That hit super fast. #emily

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Our thoughts go out to all those who have been affected by this intense storm along the gulf of Florida. If you have any thoughts about this ongoing storm, feel free to share them here.