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For the last ten years, Florida has largely been spared the damage and
destruction of a major hurricane. We've been lucky and our reprieve has been
well-deserved, but Floridians were recently discussing the landfall
possibilities of two storms: Hurricane Danny and Tropical Storm Erika.
Tropical Storm Erika's recent presence was a concern for many
of us across the state. While forecasts can change, and there's no way to
predict the future, Floridians would be well-served by taking this opportunity
to shore up their finances and their disaster plans.
Whether you're new
to Florida or a lifetime resident, we have tools available to make sure your
family is prepared for the next hurricane on the horizon. As Floridians we've
come to realize that the threat of a storm is not an 'if' but a
And especially this month, on the landfall anniversaries of both
Hurricane Andrew and Hurricane Katrina, we are reminded of the sheer power and
force of Mother Nature. The images of a ravaged South Florida and Gulf Coast are
not easily forgotten, and we continue to feel their impacts even today.
I encourage each of you to browse the toolkits and resources available
on our website,
and once you feel your family is prepared, to lend a hand to a friend or
neighbor who may need assistance. Please don't' forget that pets are family,
too, and remember to include
them in your family's emergency operations plans.
Chief Financial Officer
State of Florida