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05/29/15 - Prepare for Storm Season with Tampa Bay Hurricane Expo at MOSI

Be Ready Tampa Bay Hurricane ExpoHillsborough County and the City of Tampa, in partnership with MOSI, will host the 2015 Tampa Bay Hurricane Expo from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 30, at the Museum of Science & Industry in Tampa.

The event features activities for adults and children, educational displays, tips from experts, safety demonstrations, emergency vehicle displays, vendors of safety products, disaster-preparedness and home retrofit products, and more.

Admission to the Tampa Bay Hurricane Expo and MOSI is free. Tampa Bay Hurricane Expo guests also can enjoy a documentary film in the Florida Hospital IMAX® DOME Theatre for only $5 per person. For more information, go to www.TampaBayHurricaneExpo.com.

2015 Tampa Bay Hurricane Expo

05/04/15 - Radiological Emergency Preparedness Drill To Be Held At Indian River State College

~Exercise Designed to Test Unified Response to Radiation Emergency~

Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) officials announced plans to conduct a Radiological Emergency Preparedness (REP) drill at the Indian River State College Treasure Coast Public Safety Training Complex in Fort Pierce on Thursday, May 7, from 8 a.m. to Noon.

“This is a scheduled practice drill – not an actual real-world event – and no protective actions are required by the general public” said FDEM spokesperson Aaron Gallaher. “Emergency responder activity near the college’s public safety complex is part of a planned training. No hazardous materials are involved and local residents and visitors to the area should not be concerned.”

Preparations for the exercise will begin on Wednesday, May 6, at 4600 Kirby Loop Rd. in Fort Pierce. The exercise will conclude the following day and equipment will be removed the same afternoon.

This training exercise is open to the media. Media professionals may report for credentialing and briefing at the following location and time:

Indian River State College Treasure Coast Public Safety Training Complex
Vernon Smith Building Room 138
4600 Kirby Loop Road
Fort Pierce, FL 34981
Thursday, May 7, 2015
9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
No other credentialing opportunities will be offered for this exercise.

Radiological Emergency Preparedness Drill

04/22/15 - Small Business Administration Physical Disaster Declared For Duval County

~ SBA Loans to Assist Those Impacted by Pecan Park Flea & Farmers Market Fire ~

The Small Business Administration (SBA) issued a physical disaster declaration for Duval County to assist businesses impacted by the recent Pecan Park Flea & Farmers Market Fire in Jacksonville. 

On April 6, more than 100 firefighters were dispatched to the blaze at Pecan Park Flea & Farmers Market Fire in Jacksonville. The fire took at least two hours to control and damaged or destroyed more than 70 businesses.

The SBA has authority to declare economic, physical and other types of disasters, allowing business owners to apply for low-interest loans to offset losses caused by an event. Beginning April 28, disaster assistance will be available for impacted businesses from the primary county of Duval, as well as the contiguous counties of Baker, Clay, Nassau and Saint John's.

Those seeking assistance may phone the SBA customer service center at 1-800-659-2955 (1-800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing). Applications can be also be downloaded at www.sba.gov/disaster. Applications for assistance may also be made in person at the local Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC):

Duval County
Highlands Branch Library
1826 Dunn Avenue
Jacksonville, Florida  32218

The DLOC will open on Tuesday, April 28 and will close on Thursday, May 7, 2015. The hours of operation are as follow:

Tuesdays
and Thursday
4/28, 5/5 and 4/30 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Wednesdays and Friday  4/29, 5/6 and 5/1 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 5/2 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Sunday and Monday 5/3 and 5/4 Closed
Thursday 5/7 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Small Business Administration Physical Disaster Declared For Duval County

01/28/15 - Governor Scott's "Keep Florida Working" Budget Commits $333.2 Million To Protect Florida Families, Visitors And Businesses

~Implementation of New Statewide Emergency Alert Notification System is Top Priority~

Governor Scott's KEEP FLORIDA WORKING budget will make important investments to protect families, visitors and businesses, along with implementing a new statewide emergency alert notification system.

Governor Scott said, "By making investments in Florida's disaster preparedness, we are working to ensure that every family in our state has the resources needed to be prepared for any dangerous situation."

"In Florida, we want to be prepared for any potential impact on our state, and that is why we have to continue to make investments to keep us ready for any threat," said FDEM Director Bryan Koon. "Governor Scott's funding allows the Division to ensure our state's preparedness and keep Florida families, visitors and businesses safe.This budget also funds projects which reduce the financial impacts of future disasters, and creates jobs in communities where these projects are being implemented."

Governor Scott's "Keep Florida Working" Budget Commits $333.2 Million To Protect Florida Families, Visitors And Businesses

01/30/15 - Florida's 2015 Severe Weather Awareness Week Is February 2 - 6

Severe Weather Awareness Week Logo

~Statewide Tornado Drill Scheduled for Wednesday, February 4th at 10:10 AM EST / 9:10 AM CST~

Florida will recognize Severe Weather Awareness Week February 2-6, 2015, Governor Scott proclaimed Friday. The Florida Division of Emergency Management will recognize elementary school students across the state as part of this year's Severe Weather Awareness Week poster contest. A Statewide Tornado Drill will be held on Wednesday, February 4 at 10:10 AM EST / 9:10 AM CST.

Winners for the elementary school poster contest were selected from each of the seven FDEM regions. Poster contest winners will be honored during the week as a part of Florida's Severe Weather Awareness Week.

The public is encouraged to participate by voting online 2015 Severe Weather Awareness Video for the annual Public Service Announcement (PSA) contest. To vote visit the Kids Get A Plan Facebook page, www.facebook.com/KidsGetAPlan. The finalist videos are available under the “video” section under 2015 Severe Weather Awareness Week Video PSA Finalists. Floridians can vote for their favorite by “liking” the video on the page. Voting will be open through February 13. The winning PSAs from each category will be professionally reproduced and aired statewide as part of the Get A Plan marketing campaign.

Florida's 2015 Severe Weather Awareness Week Is February 2 - 6

01/28/15 - Governor Scott's "Keep Florida Working" Budget Commits $333.2 Million To Protect Florida Families, Visitors And Businesses

~Implementation of New Statewide Emergency Alert Notification System is Top Priority~

Governor Scott's KEEP FLORIDA WORKING budget will make important investments to protect families, visitors and businesses, along with implementing a new statewide emergency alert notification system.

Governor Scott said, "By making investments in Florida's disaster preparedness, we are working to ensure that every family in our state has the resources needed to be prepared for any dangerous situation."

"In Florida, we want to be prepared for any potential impact on our state, and that is why we have to continue to make investments to keep us ready for any threat," said FDEM Director Bryan Koon. "Governor Scott's funding allows the Division to ensure our state's preparedness and keep Florida families, visitors and businesses safe.This budget also funds projects which reduce the financial impacts of future disasters, and creates jobs in communities where these projects are being implemented."

Governor Scott's "Keep Florida Working" Budget Commits $333.2 Million To Protect Florida Families, Visitors And Businesses

 

 

 

Updated:
June 2, 2015 10:46


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