NEWS: State of Emergency Declared for 24 Florida Counties Ahead of Tropical Depression 9

We have been following the development of Tropical Depression 9 and its potential impact on Florida over the last few days. Tropical Depression 9 is being monitored and will soon turn into a Tropical Storm. The path of the storm is not certain, but it could become a major hurricane threat for Florida.

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In anticipation of this, Governor Ron DeSantis has issued a state of emergency for 24 Florida counties as the storm has continued to strengthen. 

One of the counties listed is a Disney World county, so we want to make sure that all of our readers are informed! Below is a list of the following counties under state of emergency.

Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian River, Lee, Manatee, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Okeechobee, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota, and St. Lucie. We will continue to update this list as counties are removed or added.

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WPBF shared the following statement from DeSantis, “Today, I signed an executive order issuing a State of Emergency due to the threat of Tropical Depression 9,” DeSantis said. “This storm has the potential to strengthen into a major hurricane and we encourage all Floridians to make their preparations. We are coordinating with all state and local government partners to track potential impacts of this storm.”

We have also shared the Orlando International Airport is also preparing for the potential hurricane. You can get all of the details on those preparations here.

We will continue to monitor this situation and how it could impact you and your trip to Disney World in the coming days. For now, you can watch our video below on what we wish we knew before going to Disney World during hurricane season.

You can also see our list of the BEST hurricane ready hotels in Disney World here!

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