The 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season officially begins June 1 and extends through November 30. In anticipation, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity is joining Governor Scott along with emergency managers across the state in the 2013 Statewide Hurricane Exercise on Monday, May 20, 2013 through Thursday, May 23, 2013. The purpose of the exercise is to evaluate the State Emergency Response Team (SERT) response to multiple storm impacts.
As June 1st approaches, please take advantage of the opportunity to join emergency management officials across the state in preparing yourself, family and co-workers for the upcoming hurricane season by:
- Knowing Your Risk: Be Informed; Hurricane hazards come in many forms: storm surge, high winds, tornadoes, and flooding.
- Making A Plan: Develop a family emergency plan that includes how to communicate if power or telecommunications are disrupted.
- Building a Kit: Create or update your family’s emergency supply kit, remember to save important papers electronically in a safe place, and,
- Getting Involved: Volunteer in your community’s Citizen Emergency Response Team by visiting: http://www.floridadisaster.org/citizencorps/.
For more information on the Florida’s Emergency Management programs, and to GET A PLAN!, please visit: www.FloridaDisaster.org.