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The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Urges Florida Businesses to Prepare for Hurricane Season

Jun 23, 2021

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Today, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) is encouraging all businesses throughout the state to utilize the website and other resources to prepare for the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season which began on June 1st. provides business owners with resources to prepare for potential disasters, critical updates during a disaster in order to stay informed, and post-disaster resources to help Florida’s businesses recover and get Floridians back to work.

“Florida is no stranger to storms, but thanks to Governor DeSantis’ steadfast leadership, our state has the resources to equip Floridians and business owners for any disaster,” said Dane Eagle, Secretary of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. “Floridians are resilient, but it is imperative that Florida businesses are able to reopen after a disaster as quickly as possible. is an excellent resource for Floridians to prepare, stay informed, and receive disaster-recovery assistance in the event our state is impacted by a storm.”

Taking the steps to build a business disaster continuity plan, as well as encouraging employees to create a family emergency plan, can reduce the financial and physical impact that a disaster can have on any business. 

For information about how to create a plan, what to include in a disaster kit, where to find storm updates, and more information, please visit the below resources:

  • – FEMA disaster preparedness website, with resources and information regarding a variety of disasters and a section dedicated to teaching children about disaster preparedness.
  • – Maintained by the Division of Emergency Management, with resources and information about what businesses should do during and after a disaster.
  • is a partnership between DEO and the Florida Division of Emergency Management. 

About DEO

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity combines the state’s economic, workforce and community development efforts, expediting economic development projects to fuel job creation in competitive communities and promote economic resiliency. For more information, including valuable resources for employers and job seekers, please visit



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