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2014 Severe Weather Awareness Week

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2014 Severe Weather Awareness Week is February 24-28. The goal of the 2014 Severe Weather Awareness Week campaign is to promote preparedness by all Floridians for all types of hazards.

The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) will host the 2014 Severe Weather Awareness Week, February 24 through February 28. The Division’s annual public education campaign provides an opportunity for teachers to discuss severe weather with students and families. The Severe Weather Awareness Week events include a poster contest for Florida’s elementary school students and a video public service announcement (PSA) contest for Florida’s middle and high school students.

 “We are excited to once again host the Severe Weather Awareness Week contest, and look forward to the creative entries we receive,” said FDEM Director Bryan W. Koon. “This week of events is an important tool to bring awareness about the severe weather and hazards Floridians may face and help to strengthen the culture of preparedness in our communities.”

Annual Poster Contest

The poster contest is to open to all Florida elementary school students in public, private, and charter schools, as well as those enrolled in home-school programs. Posters should depict what severe weather in Florida means to the student. Winners for the elementary school poster contest were selected from each of the FDEM regions where posters were submitted. Poster contest winners will be honored during events at their schools from February 24-28, as a part of Florida’s Severe Weather Awareness Week.

“Severe Weather Awareness Week is a wonderful opportunity to share the importance of preparedness with young Floridians,” said FDEM Director Bryan W. Koon. “We had the privilege to select the poster contest winners from over 700 creative entries, and I’d like to thank every student, parent and educator who helped make that possible. With your support, we can ensure all Floridians are prepared for disasters.”

Poster Contest Winners:

Saiabhinav Devulapalli
Florida State University School, Tallahassee, FL

Jake Brown
PVPV Rawlings Elementary School, Ponte Vedra, FL

Aleish Ramirez Ortiz
Ridgeview Global Studies Academy, Davenport, FL

Veronia Sadek
Cypress Creek Elementary School, Port Orange, FL

Jake Ellis
Gulf Elementary School, Cape Coral, FL

Grace Ramierez
Spanish Lakes Elementary School, Miami, FL

Annual Video PSA Contest


High School

Hurricane PSA

Brooke Callendar, Chason Scruggs, Reese Frazier, Trevino Williams
Florida State University School
Tallahassee, FL

Middle School

Safety Kits

Emma McPhilamy, Skyler Negron
Oak Grove Middle School
Clearwater, FL


April 6, 2016 16:14


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