Gov. Scott Tells Miami To Prepare For Hurricanes

With just a couple days to go before the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season officially begins, Florida Gov. Rick Scott joined officials from Miami-Dade to remind residents to plan and prepare for storms and warned that federal sequestration could play a factor in an emergency response.

Scott, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez and other elected officials discussed being prepared during a news conference Thursday at the county’s Emergency Operations Center in Doral.

“Last year was predicted to be a slow season but with three weather events impacting Florida as well as the landfall of Hurricane Sandy, we all see first hand how one storm can forever alter a community,” Scott said. “Preparing for the upcoming hurricane season should be a priority for every Florida family.”

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