October 09, 2018

U.S. Rep. Lawson urges Constituents to Be Safe With the Approach of Hurricane Michael

WASHINGTON DC -- U.S. Rep Al Lawson released the following statement regarding Hurricane Matthew:

"Hurricane Michael is heading towards the Florida Panhandle and is predicted to make landfall as a major Category 3 storm as early as Tuesday night. Parts of Florida's Fifth Congressional District is expected to get a major hit."

"As Hurricane Michael approaches, I urge all residents to heed the advice of local officials. History shows that storm tracks can change quickly and unexpectedly. Residents and visitors in areas that could be affected by the severe weather should monitor local radio or TV stations for updated emergency information, and take steps to prepare their home, family or business.

Don’t put yourself at risk – and if told to evacuate, do so immediately."