Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Diaz-Balart Promotes Emergency Preparedness Ahead of National Hurricane Preparedness Week

May 13, 2016
Press Release
2016 Hurricane Season Starts June 1

WASHINGTON – Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) encourages families and individuals to prepare for Hurricane Season. Diaz-Balart promotes National Hurricane Preparedness Week, which begins this Sunday, May 15th and runs through Saturday, May 21st. The 2016 Hurricane Season begins on Wednesday, June 1st.

“Though Florida has been fortunate in the last several years, we must not let our guard down. If we prepare our families, homes, and communities now, we can protect ourselves from these natural disasters,” said Congressman Diaz-Balart.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) kicked off their annual National Hurricane Preparedness Week to create awareness leading up to the start of the season.

More information and ideas can be found at Information on the different types of severe weather such as tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, and flooding is available at  or the Spanish-language web site Congressman Diaz-Balart’s website has a list of emergency preparedness resources, including checklists in English and Spanish.