Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Hurricane Preparedness and Recovery

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 Preparedness and Recovery

Feb 9, 2018

WASHINGTON – Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25), Chairman of the House Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, issued the following statement after Congress passed the Bipartisan Budget Act.

“This bipartisan legislation continues government operations and funds programs that are critical to Americans across the nation. It also invests in our military during a time where we must provide our troops with the proper resources to defend our country, help our allies, and stand up to our adversaries.

Jan 25, 2018
Congressman Diaz-Balart today hosted roundtables in Collier and Hendry Counties to discuss hurricane recovery efforts with local officials and community leaders.
Dec 21, 2017
Congressman Diaz-Balart, Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, today spoke in support of H.R. 4667, Supplemental Disaster Assistance in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and the 2017 wildfires, ahead of its passage.
Dec 18, 2017
Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25), Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Subcommittee, issued the following statement after additional supplemental disaster relief was introduced.
Dec 15, 2017
Congressman Diaz-Balart, a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement after the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced a federal grant of $12.3 million dollars for the state of Florida.
Dec 1, 2017
Congressman Diaz-Balart, Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, held a subcommittee hearing on the Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) supplemental request, with Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development Neal Rackleff serving as a witness.
Nov 30, 2017
Congressman Diaz-Balart, Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, held a subcommittee hearing on the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Emergency Relief, with FHWA Deputy Administrator Brandye Hendrickson and FHWA Executive Director Walter Waidelich serving as witnesses.
Nov 28, 2017

WASHINGTON – Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25), Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, issued the following statement after the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released $615,922,000 to the state of Florida as part of the Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery Program (CDBG-DR).

Nov 3, 2017
Congressman Diaz-Balart, Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, today hosted a roundtable on the Federal Highway Administration’s Emergency Relief program.
Oct 12, 2017
Congressman Diaz-Balart issued the following statement after the passage of additional supplemental appropriations for disaster relief.