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May 27-June 2 declared Florida Hurricane Preparedness Week
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Tallahassee, Florida -- Governor Rick Scott has proclaimed May 27 - June 2 as Florida Hurricane Preparedness Week.

With the 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season beginning June 1, Gov. Scott is urging all residents to take the necessary measures to prepare their homes, families and businesses.

"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."

There will be various preparedness events taking place throughout the state this week and residents should consult their local emergency management agency to find out about events in their area.

The National Weather Service Office in Ruskin will issue a statement each day this week highlighting important hurricane hazards, as well as information and actions to take when watches or warnings are issued.

The schedule for the week will be as follows:

  • May 28 - Storm Surge
  • May 29 - Winds
  • May 30 - Inland Flooding
  • May 31 - Forecast Process
  • June 1 - Get a Plan

For information on how to create a disaster plan and supply kit, visit www.floridadisaster.org.

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