By: Alex Dineen Florida license plates that have been updated to reflect the arrival of Hurricane Irma are now on sale.
The new plates were made available in a number of stores across the state, including Walmart, Best Buy, and Walmart Supercenter.
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) confirmed that the new plates are now available to purchase.
The department also posted a video on YouTube of the plates being delivered to the shelves.
The plates are priced at $7.99 each.
It was originally supposed to be up until July 1, but the new date has been moved up to Oct. 1, the same day that Hurricane Irma is expected to make landfall.
Florida’s license plate update comes on the heels of a similar move in Alabama.
Earlier this week, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey (R) signed an executive order allowing license plate readers to be activated for license plate reading purposes, a move that comes on top of Gov.
Robert Bentley (R), who also signed an order to allow the new license plate to be used for license and vehicle registrations.