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CFO Patronis Highlights Hurricane Preparedness Week During Hurricane Hunter Aircraft Tour

For Immediate Release: Thursday, May 4, 2023
Contact: Office of Communications, Communications@MyFloridaCFO.com, 850.413.2842


CFO Patronis Highlights Hurricane Preparedness Week During Hurricane Hunter Aircraft Tour

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Today, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis highlighted Hurricane Preparedness Week during the 2023 Hurricane Awareness Tour with the National Weather Service (NOAA) at the Tallahassee International Airport. The event highlighted the capabilities of NOAA’s Hurricane Hunter Aircraft and raised awareness of the devastating impacts of hurricanes and severe weather. CFO Patronis’ PrepareFL.com website serves as a one-stop-shop for disaster preparedness information and resources to help Floridians ensure they are prepared to weather the next storm.

CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “Last year, we saw one of the most destructive storms in the history of our state in Hurricane Ian. Many Floridians are still dealing with the long-term effects of this massive storm, and this should serve as a reminder to us all to be prepared before the next hurricane takes aim at our state. One of the costs of living in paradise is that we are particularly vulnerable to hurricanes so we must always stay storm ready. We’re less than a month away from the start of the 2023 Hurricane Season, and I encourage all Floridians to start preparing right now. Do not wait until a storm is approaching. Prepare now, Florida!

The Prepare Florida website includes:

  • An Emergency Preparedness Toolkit designed to help you prepare a home inventory and organize your financial information before and after a disaster.
  • A Natural Disasters – Are You Prepared guide to inform consumers on insurance and financial preparation in the event of a natural disaster.
  • A guide to navigating the flood insurance claims process.
  • Information on the Assignment of Benefits (AOB) process and how it can impact a homeowner.
  • Tips on what to expect after filing a homeowners insurance claim related to a hurricane.

Visit PrepareFL.com for more information and to start your disaster plan today.


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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