June 1st marks the start of hurricane season in Florida. As Floridians, we are all too familiar with the destructive power of these storms. Begin preparing your family by reviewing the steps you should take before, during, and after a storm. By creating an emergency plan and gathering items for a supply kit, you can reduce the impact of a hurricane. This checklist suggests items for a kit and provides important phone numbers. Please post it in a central place in your home.
The websites provided below are additional resources you and your family may find useful.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
A supplementary website provided by FEMA that focuses on hurricane preparedness.
A supplementary website provided by FEMA in Spanish that focuses on hurricane preparedness.
National Hurricane Center
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Florida Division of Emergency Management
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WASHINGTON – Earlier this week, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that Collier County achieved a substantial victory in a 10-year struggle with FEMA over reimbursement for sand replenishment and beach restoration projects following Hurricanes Katrina and Wilma in 2005 and Tropical Storm Gabrielle in 2001. Collier County pursued a corrective response to reverse FEMA’s decision to take back (deobligate) millions in funding previously approved by both the Florida Department of Emergency Management (FDEM) and FEMA. FEMA granted Collier’s appeal of $7.76