Florida Governor Jeb Bush gives speech on Hurricane Wilma/Notes

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Fl Gov Bush gives speech – 1pm Oct 23 2005 – on CNN

Says SW Florida – Cat 2 – including keys

Mandatory evacuation – evacuation since 14 months ago

Voluntary evacuation underway as well

Tolls suspended on Florida Turnpike

Traffic flowing smoothly

23 shelters open; more will open, includes shelter for frail and elderly

Pet shelters opening

As of 10am this morning, there were more than 220m gallons of fuel (diesel and gasoline) at Florida ports

Adequate fuel

Georgia, Mississippi, texas, NY helping too

200 trucks ice, 86,000 MREs

Plus FEMA support

“As I said, this is a team effort,” says Governor Bush.

Speech in two languages: English and Spanish

Craig Fulgate, Director of Florida Emergency Management also speaks

“You need to pay attention to your local officials,” says Fulgate

Ben Nelson, State Meteorologist, says that the storm is currently category 2

Storm tomorrow, 25mph, extra danger for parts within the eye and south of the eye

“There is no cause for a New Orleans like concern,” says Gov. Bush

Ports are to be closed, including Port Canaveral