State emergency officials are urging Floridians not to do anything foolish as Tropical Storm Ernesto moves ashore in South Florida.
Gov. Jeb Bush suggests getting out the flash lights in anticipation of the lights going out and reading to your children.
Gov. Bush was joined by America's homeland security chief at the state Emergency Operations Center in Tallahassee earlier Tuesday for a briefing on the storm.
Michael Chertoff says that while Ernesto does not look like a catastrophic event, his department wants to be ready to provide help if it's needed.
Bush says up to 500 members of the National Guard and another 500 state law enforcement officers are ready to deal with any problems. He says there is plenty of fuel in Florida, so there's no reason to hoard gasoline.