Hurricane Preparedness Week

Governor Rick Scott has proclaimed May 27 – June 2 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 next week to kick off hurricane season.

Florida’s residents and visitors are urged to go to to prepare for the season.

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 at for help.

The Atlantic Hurricane Season runs from June 1 – November 30. Follow the Florida State Emergency Response Team on Twitter at and on Facebook at