Diaz-Balart Introduces Resolution to Promote Hurricane Awareness, Encourage Preparedness
WASHINGTON, DC—This week, Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) 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. Hurricane Season kicks off next Tuesday, June 1st.
“Each year Florida and coastal states in the U.S. face the threat that Hurricane season brings, and it is one that cannot be taken lightly. It is vital that we take the proper measures to prepare our families and communities and secure our homes.
“Once again NOAA is hosting National Hurricane Preparedness Week to create awareness leading up to the start of the season. I commend the staff of the National Hurricane Center and the National Weather Service for their commitment to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of Americans.
“I remain hopeful that our communities will be spared from the tragedy of a storm, but we must nonetheless be prepared to face the possibility of a hurricane or natural disaster striking our coastal regions,” said Diaz-Balart.
H.Res.1388 has the bipartisan support of 16 Members of Congress, and it urges Americans to be aware of the potential risks posed by hurricanes and to take action in preparing for the fast-approaching 2010 season. It also supports the goals and ideals of National Hurricane Preparedness Week and recognizes the outstanding work of staff at NOAA, including those at the National Weather Service and National Hurricane Center, in predicting hurricanes and preparing the community.
NOAA’s Hurricane Preparedness Week website
FEMA preparedness website