MIAMI SHORES, FLA. (WSVN) - As Hurricane Matthew travels through the tropics, Florida Gov. Rick Scott is urging residents to be prepared in case it makes a turn toward South Florida.

Scott said residents should be vigilant and stock up on supplies in case Matthew heads this way. “Follow the weather, and then have a plan,” Scott said.

It’s what some residents, like Adam Gorelick, worked to do on Saturday. “Just trying to think about the things we need to do to prepare the house,” he said.

Gorelick was out getting items like water, canned goods, medicine and batteries.

Although a major storm hasn’t hit South Florida in some time, Gorelick doesn’t want to become complacent. “It’s been a while, so you kind of … you become a little less vigilant as the years go by and we don’t have a major storm,” he said.

Officials said, even if you stock up on supplies and the storm doesn’t hit, you will already be prepared for a future storm.

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