2015 News Archive
The articles below are archived from the main page of www.floridadisaster.org/index.asp.
01/30/15 - Florida's 2015 Severe Weather Awareness Week Is February 2 - 6
~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.
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."
February 9, 2015 9:16