Florida Gov. Rick Scott said Sunday he expects storm surge to flood his beachfront mansion in Naples, Fla., as Hurricane Irma batters his state's west coast.

"I just can't imagine it's not going to have water all through the whole house," Scott told reporters at a press conference, according to the Miami Herald. "It's nothing new ... you can replace a house."

Scott said he and his wife Ann were stationed at the Florida governor's mansion in Tallahassee, while his daughter Allison, her husband Pierre and their five sons evacuated to Washington, D.C.

Earlier, Scott told "Fox News Sunday" he was particularly concerned about the "absolutely life-threatening" storm surge predicted to affect Florida, Georgia and Alabama.

Scott also said "a lot of people" had been asking him how they could help Floridians impacted by the hurricane.

"Say a prayer for every person in our state," he said.