Gov. Jeb Bush is urging Floridians not to wait until Tropical Storm Ernesto is upgraded to prepare.
From the state Emergency Operations Center in Tallahassee, Bush said we shouldn't take this threat lightly.
This is a familiar theme, considering seven hurricanes have hit Florida and one has brushed by in the past two years.
Bush urged citizens to take this storm very seriously and says a hurricane is a hurricane.
Miami, Fort Lauderdale and the Keys remain under a hurricane watch.