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

Oct 12, 2017
Congressman Diaz-Balart issued the following statement after the passage of additional supplemental appropriations for disaster relief.
Sep 28, 2017
Congressman Diaz-Balart issued the following statement after the passage H.R. 3823, Disaster Tax Relief and Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2017.
Sep 13, 2017
Congressman Diaz-Balart released the following statement after the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that Hendry County has been added to the list of counties in Florida eligible for Individual Assistance (IA) as part of the Major Disaster Declaration issued by President Trump on Sunday.
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.
Jul 24, 2012
Congressman Diaz-Balart will offer the following testimony before the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management today.
May 25, 2012
Congressman Diaz-Balart encourages families and individuals to prepare for Hurricane Season.
May 24, 2011
Congressman Diaz-Balart encourages families and individuals to prepare for Hurricane Season.
May 27, 2010
This week, Congressman Diaz-Balart introduced H. Res. 1388, a resolution supporting the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Hurricane Preparedness Week, which began on May 23rd and runs until the 29th.
Mar 4, 2010
The following is the statement of U.S. Rep. Diaz-Balart, Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management Subcommittee Ranking Member, from today’s hearing on addressing disasters in cities and the recommendations of the U.S. Conference of Mayors.
Jul 27, 2009
The following is the statement of U.S. Rep. Diaz-Balart, Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management Ranking Member, from today’s hearing entitled “Post-Katrina: What it Takes to Cut the Bureaucracy and Assure a More Rapid Response After a Catastrophic Disaster.”
May 12, 2009
Today the House passed H. Res. 387, a resolution introduced by Congressman Diaz-Balart, encouraging hurricane awareness and preparedness and supporting the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Hurricane Preparedness Week, taking place May 24th-30th.