Governor Ron DeSantis Recognizes September as Florida Preparedness Month
September 2, 2021
Press release from the Office of Governor Ron DeSantis
Governor Ron DeSantis issued a proclamation to declare September as Florida Preparedness Month in conjunction with the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s “Ready” Campaign, National Preparedness Month. Florida Preparedness Month focuses on the importance of Florida residents and visitors being aware of and preparing for natural and man-made hazards.
“Florida Preparedness Month serves as a reminder for Floridians to review disaster plans and prepare for the remainder of hurricane season,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. “We’ve anticipated an above-average hurricane season, and I encourage residents and visitors to monitor weather alerts, keep a stocked disaster supply kit, and develop a disaster preparedness plan.”
“We’re entering the peak of hurricane season and now is the time for residents and visitors to prepare,” said Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) Director Kevin Guthrie. “Disasters can happen at any time. All Floridians should have a disaster plan in place and know if they live in an evacuation zone or low-lying, flood prone area.”
National Preparedness Month and Florida Preparedness Month are observed every September. The national public service campaign is designed to educate families and communities on the importance of disaster mitigation, preparedness and response. More information on National Preparedness Month can be found here.
Governor DeSantis’ proclamation for Florida Preparedness Month is available here.