From Kristen M. Clark of the Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau, 10/06/2016:

TALLAHASSEE — As South Florida began to see squalls from the outer bands of Hurricane Matthew on Thursday morning, Florida Gov. Rick Scott didn’t sugarcoat the danger that awaits coastal residents who don’t evacuate.

“This storm will kill you,” Scott said during a morning briefing at the state Emergency Operations Center in Tallahassee. If “you’re in an evacuation area, get out. Don’t take a chance.”

“Do not surf. Do not go to the beach. This will kill you,” he added.

However dramatic, the governor could be correct. Be careful during Hurricane Matthew.