Florida Governor Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency across 34 Florida counties in preparation for Tropical Storm Colin.

According to the National Weather Service, Colin is located about 285 miles west-southwest of Tampa, with maximum sustained winds of 50 mph.

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Colin is forecasted to make landfall tonight. Although the storm will not hit Central Florida directly, it will bring high winds, flooding, and a moderate risk of tornados.

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A state of emergency places the government in a better position to deal with the storm, and bars businesses from price-gouging customers who are attempting to prepare.

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UCF has not released any notification of class cancellations.