Hurricane Matthew is expected to hit the coast of Florida Thursday night and officials are telling the public the Category 4 storm is life threatening.
Speaking at a press conference on Monday Governor Rick Scott said the state could be facing its biggest evacuation ever.
“If you need to evacuate and you haven’t, evacuate. The storm will kill you.”
More than two million people have been ordered to evacuate coastal areas.
Scott signed an executive order declaring a state of emergency for every Florida county earlier this week due to the severity of the hurricane.
“If Hurricane Matthew directly impacts Florida, there could be massive destruction which we haven’t seen since Hurricane Andrew devastated Miami-Dade County in 1992,” Scott said in a release.
He said people have to prepare for the worst.
In Haiti hurricane Matthew left a devastating path, killing at least 100 people.
The National Guard is on stand-by and ready to be deployed if needed.
The state has also taken steps towards moving additional fuel to the state’s east coast.
The National Hurricane Center is reporting the hurricane is “likely to produce devastating impacts.”
It is reporting extreme winds and heavy rain.
Winds can reach 225 kilometers per hour.
AirCanada has issued a flexible re-booking policy due to the hurricane.
We’ve issued a flexible rebooking policy due to the forecasted path of Hurricane Matthew. More info: https://t.co/DtDj1BqqnL
— Air Canada (@AirCanada) October 6, 2016