Attorney General Moody's Week In Review
September is National Preparedness Month, and this week, I encouraged Floridians to remain vigilant should a hurricane threaten their homes and families. National Preparedness Month coincides with the peak of the Atlantic Hurricane Season and raises awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time.
We’ve been lucky for the relatively calm hurricane season so far, but the second half of the season tends to be more active. So, I am urging all Floridians to not let their guards down, reevaluate their current storm safety plans and make any necessary adjustments.
My 2022 Hurricane Preparedness Guide contains information and tips for staying safe before, during and after a storm.
Some tips from the guide include:
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- Know evacuation routes and shelter locations;
- Stock up on enough food, water and emergency supplies for you, your family and pets for at least seven days; and
- Verify that storm-related products are hurricane-proof or impact-proof before purchasing.
Floridians can stay informed about storm events at FloridaDisaster.org. To monitor activity visit NHC.NOAA.gov.
In the event of an incoming tropical storm or hurricane, please seek further guidance from local officials and emergency managers.
Stay safe, Florida.
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Attorney General Ashley Moody said, “Excited to co-host this important training to enlist even more soldiers in our fight to end human trafficking. Transportation and casino workers can play a key role in helping rescue trafficking victims, so it’s vital that we provide expert training to make sure they know how to spot and where to report suspicious activity.” More.
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Attorney General Ashley Moody said, “As we approach the peak day of hurricane season, I am urging all Floridians to remain vigilant and prepared. Sept. 10 has been a day to remember throughout history with a slew of named storms threatening or impacting North America on this day. You don’t have to look back very far in our state’s history to see the devastation Hurricane Irma caused in South Florida on Sept. 10, 2017. While we are lucky that no system is currently threatening our state, have a plan in place and stay safe Florida.” More.
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