Governor Charlie Crist has proclaimed May 23rd-29th, 2010 as Florida Hurricane Preparedness Week, by urging all Floridians to prepare for the 2010 Atlantic Hurricane Season that begins June 1. This year, state, local and federal officials will be engaged in numerous outreach and training activities at the Florida Governor’s Hurricane Conference in Fort Lauderdale throughout the week.
“This year the State Team and our local and federal partners will participate in extensive training and workshop activities throughout the week in preparation for the beginning of Hurricane Season,” said State Emergency Management Director David Halstead. “As we are preparing our team and actively engaging in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, now is the time for all who call the Sunshine State home to get a plan and get ready for Hurricane Season too.”
Residents should consult their local emergency management agency to find out when and where there is a hurricane preparedness event nearby. Florida Hurricane Preparedness Week will be held in tandem with the national outreach initiative. For more information go to:
“Florida has been extremely fortunate over the past few hurricane seasons not to be impacted by a major land falling hurricane,” said Governor Charlie Crist. “However, as Floridians we should always be mindful of the lessons that Hurricane Andrew taught Florida in 1992, it only takes one Hurricane to make it a bad season. I urge all Floridians to go to FloridaDisaster.org today and create a family disaster preparedness plan.”
The 2010 Atlantic Hurricane Season runs from June 1 through November 30, 2010. To develop your personalized family or business disaster plan, go to: www.FloridaDisaster.org
All students, teachers and parents can find educational information and free downloadable materials at: www.KidsGetAPlan.com.