Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Hurricane Safety

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.

Hurricane Preparedness Checklist (English)

Hurricane Preparedness Checklist (Spanish)

The websites provided below are additional resources you and your family may find useful.

www.fema.gov

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

www.ready.gov

A supplementary website provided by FEMA that focuses on hurricane preparedness.  

www.listo.gov

A supplementary website provided by FEMA in Spanish that focuses on hurricane preparedness.  

www.nhc.noaa.gov

National Hurricane Center

www.noaa.gov

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

www.floridadisaster.org

Florida Division of Emergency Management 

More on Hurricane Safety

Nov 4, 2016
Congressman Diaz-Balart released the following statement after the Army Corps of Engineers announced they have accredited parts of the Herbert Hoover Dike.
Oct 7, 2015

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

May 24, 2015
Congressman Diaz-Balart encourages families and individuals to prepare for Hurricane Season. Diaz-Balart promotes National Hurricane Preparedness Week, which begins on May 24th and runs through May 30th.
May 23, 2014
Congressman Diaz-Balart encourages families and individuals to prepare for Hurricane Season. Diaz-Balart promotes National Hurricane Preparedness Week, which begins on May 25th and runs through May 31st. Hurricane Season starts next Sunday, June 1st.
Mar 4, 2014
Congressman Diaz-Balart released the following statement after the passage of H.R. 3370, The Homeowner Flood Insurance Act of 2014:
Feb 12, 2014
Congressman Diaz-Balart released the following statement after House Majority Leader Eric Cantor announced this evening that he would be bringing flood insurance legislation to the floor for a vote:
Jun 5, 2013
Congressmen Diaz-Balart and Harris introduced H.R. 2241, The Disaster Savings and Resilient Construction Act of 2013.
May 24, 2013
Congressman Diaz-Balart encourages families and individuals to prepare for Hurricane Season.
May 10, 2013
Congressmen Diaz-Balart and Sires introduced legislation that would strengthen building codes and increase public safety.
Dec 20, 2012
Congressman Diaz-Balart praises Senator Menendez for introducing the Safe Building Codes Incentives Act in the Senate.