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CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis Assesses Recovery Efforts Following Broward County Flooding

4/18/2023

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, April 18, 2023
Contact: Office of Communications, Communications@MyFloridaCFO.com, 850.413.2842

CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis Assesses Recovery Efforts Following Broward County Flooding

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FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Today, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis visited the Emergency Operations Center in Ft. Lauderdale to meet with local and state officials from the Department of Emergency Management (DEM) and the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) to discuss the recent flooding in Broward County. The CFO also assessed damages in the area. Additionally, earlier today, the CFO announced that he activated his Disaster Fraud Action Strike Team (DFAST) to protect Floridians from storm-related fraud following recent devastating flooding in the area.

CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “It’s been nearly a week following the devastating flooding in Broward County and I was in Ft. Lauderdale today to assess the ongoing recovery efforts. A huge thank you to our first responders who are working around the clock to get Broward County residents the resources they need to get back on their feet as soon as possible. We will continue to work together with our state partners and local officials to ensure these residents make a full recovery. Floridians must remember to be on the lookout for fraud and scams following any disaster. Always remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. For recovery resources and insurance assistance, visit PrepareFL.com.”

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About CFO Jimmy Patronis
Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis is a statewide elected official and a member of Florida’s Cabinet who oversees the Department of Financial Services. CFO Patronis works each day to fight insurance fraud, support Florida’s firefighters, and ensure the state’s finances are stable to support economic growth in the state. Follow the activities of the Department on Facebook (FLDFS) and Twitter (@FLDFS). 

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