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**Photo Release** CFO Jimmy Patronis Highlights Urban Search & Rescue, Importance of Hurricane Prep in Jacksonville


Patronis speaking at event

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.– As a part of his Prepare Florida initiative, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis was joined by Mayor Lenny Curry and members of Urban Search & Rescue Florida Task Force 5 (FL-TF5) in Jacksonville today to urge Floridians to prepare for disasters now before the next hurricane takes aim at Florida. Experts have predicted an active 2019 Hurricane Season with the possibility of up to four major hurricanes.
CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “Following a major storm or hurricane, Florida's dedicated Urban Search & Rescue Teams respond immediately to keep our communities safe in the aftermath of devastation. These brave men and women train year-round so they can serve us when disaster strikes.
“We are less than a month away from the peak of Hurricane season in August and experts are already predicting possible tropical activity in the Gulf of Mexico this week. I’m encouraging all Floridians to act now and be prepared if a major storm hits the Sunshine State. Recent Hurricanes Irma and Michael have shown us first-hand the devastation these storms can bring to our communities and it is important to ensure you are covered before a storm hits. Don’t wait until a storm is on the way, prepare now, Florida!”
Visit for information and resources to protect yourself before a disaster strikes. The website includes helpful tips to help you prepare and recover after a storm. For insurance or financial questions, call CFO Jimmy Patronis’ Insurance Consumer Helpline toll-free at 1-877-MY-FL-CFO (693-5236).

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