Florida Division of Emergency Management
South Florida can breathe a sigh of relief Saturday as the rather slow 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season has come to an end—but emergency officials say that resident’s should still remain prepared.
Residents in Broward County are encouraged to sign up for “Twitter Alert” to receive emergency information.
Sinkholes are an all to common occurrence in Florida and that’s why the state has received a $1.08 million federal grant to study the state’s vulnerability to the natural phenomenon.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied disaster assistance for areas of the state damaged by Hurricane Sandy, according to Florida officials.
Since taking office, Gov. Rick Scott has repeatedly boasted of rejecting billions of dollars from the federal government. Now, Washington has turned the tables, shutting down Scott’s plea for financial aid in a move that almost instantly took on political tones.
It was a busy morning in the Miami-Dade County Office of Emergency Management as personnel took part in a Category 3 Hurricane simulation. This year’s hypothetical hurricane was named “Gispert” and it was simulated to test state and county emergency management offices.
Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet have signed off on this year’s Statewide Emergency Shelter Plan (SESP).
Officials are asking beachgoers in South Florida to use extreme cautions as a high risk of rip currents is expected Friday. Florida Division of Emergency Management officials are reminding beachgoers in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties to beware.
In preparation for the 2011 hurricane season, state officials are taking part in the statewide annual hurricane exercise.