Thursday, September 24, 2009

Governor Crist Visits Toussaint Louverture Elementary School to Promote Hurricane Preparedness

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On September 16th, 2009 Governor Charlie Crist visited Toussaint Louverture Elementary School in Miami to encourage students to be prepared while we are in the historic peak of hurricane season. Governor Crist was joined by Florida Emergency Management Interim Director Ruben Almaguer and Education Commissioner Dr. Eric Smith.

“When we educate young Floridians on how to be prepared during a disaster, they can help safety efforts,” said Governor Crist. “As tropical activity is likely to increase during this peak month of hurricane season, there is no better time to review and update disaster plans. We must remind Floridians that storms do no have to be hurricanes to be deadly or destructive.”

Last month, Governor Crist invited students to visit http://www.kidsgetaplan.com/ to learn how to be prepared like their parents and teachers. The Web site includes free downloads of stories, coloring books and important disaster preparedness tips for kids. During today’s visit, the Governor, Interim Director Almaguer and Commissioner Smith joined students as they participated in an online activity that allowed them to assemble virtual supply kits. The Web site’s kid friendly format educates children on how to stay safe during a thunderstorm, how to prepare their home for severe weather and how to protect themselves from hazards like tornados. Governor Crist noted that fostering a culture of preparedness, through initiatives like interactive online activities, will keep Florida safe for generations to come.

1 comment:

  1. Laissez-faire Not Fair
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    When the dust settles, who will carry the mantle for disaster survivors?
    This should help understanding:
    What do you expect in case of an insured loss? Are You Disaster Ready? (hurricane, tornado, earthquake, flood, fire, etc.). President Obama affirms government's laissez-faire policy with his telling response: www.disasterprepared.net/whitehouse.html

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