Local governments roll out new preparedness resources during hurricane season kickoff event
The Capital City is gearing up for what could be a very active storm season. Local officials stressed advance planning and preparedness during the “First Day of Hurricane Season” media event at the Leon County Public Safety Complex.
There are more disaster preparedness resources online than every before. Here’s the county’s Deputy Administrator Alan Rosenzweig.
“The county has a hub of resources, like the Disaster Survival Guide and ‘Build Your Bucket’ to help your, your family and neighborhood prepare for disasters. We encourage everyone to visit leonready.com to help you prepare, react and recover.”
Mayor John Dailey said the city has a new “get-ready-for-the-worst” resource as well.
“An electronic version of the guide is available on talgov.com. And the printed version of ‘Step-by-Step’ is available at all city community centers.”
All this came not a moment too soon, as Mark Wolf with the National Weather Service in Tallahassee said what was a Pacific hurricane could strengthen again.
“There is an area of disturbed weather as I speak down near the east coast of Mexico. There’s an 80 percent chance it could develop into a tropical cyclone of some strength over the next 5 days.”
And there are still 6 months of hurricane season to go.