As we watch the remnants of Beryl, the second named storm of the "pre-season", and only the 3rd time since the 1800s that we've had 2 named storms before the official start of the hurricane season.....it's time to get prepared!
TALLAHASSEE – Governor Rick Scott has proclaimed May 27 – June 2, 2012, as Hurricane Preparedness Week in Florida. All Floridians are urged to take the necessary measures this week to prepare for the 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season, beginning June 1.
"As we reflect on the 20th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew, we are reminded that it only takes one storm to significantly impact our state," said Governor Scott. "I encourage all Floridians to take the time this important week to prepare their homes, their families and their businesses for the approaching hurricane season."
Various preparedness events will take place throughout the state this week. Residents should consult their local emergency management agency to find out about events in their area. The Florida Division of Emergency Management will participate in activities in Miami, Orlando and Tallahassee (this) week to kick off hurricane season.
"I am grateful for Governor Scott's dedication to building a ‘culture of preparedness' in Florida," said Florida Division of Emergency Management Director Bryan W. Koon.
If you already have a family and business disaster plan and supply kit, now is the time to review, recycle and restock for 2012. If you are creating your first disaster plan and supply kit, use the online tool for help.
More details are available at http://www.floridadisaster.org/index.asp
The Atlantic Hurricane Season runs from June 1 – November 30.