Diaz-Balart Promotes Emergency Preparedness Ahead of National Hurricane Preparedness Week
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 www.ready.gov/hurricanes. Information on the different types of severe weather such as tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, and flooding is available at www.weather.gov or the Spanish-language web site www.listo.gov. Congressman Diaz-Balart’s website has a list of emergency preparedness resources, including checklists in English and Spanish.