Governor Scott's "Fighting For Florida's Future" Budget Fights To Keep Florida Prepared For Natural Disasters
Governor Scotts Fighting for Floridas Future Budget invests $437 million in the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) to ensure the safety of those who live, work and visit Florida while providing the states rapidly expanding economy with the resources needed to continue small business growth and diversification.
Governor Scott said, With a steadily increasing number of individuals who call the Sunshine State their home, public safety and preparedness are critical priorities. Last year, our state was impacted by two hurricanes and a tropical storm and we saw the incredible importance of being prepared before severe weather strikes. These investments ensure that Floridians will continue to have everything they need to keep their loved ones and businesses safe during any potential disaster.
FDEM Director Bryan Koon said, Governor Scotts proposed budget will keep our states citizens safe and prepared for any potential disasters. Preparedness has never been more important, especially in the wake of the two largest storms to impact our state in over a decade. The Governors budget will provide the Division with the tools needed to make that preparedness a reality.