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Florida Division Of Emergency Management Director Bryan Koon Cautions New Floridians

By on August 11th, 2014

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The peak of hurricane season is fast approaching. Florida has not had a hurricane make landfall in almost nine years, the longest such streak since 1851. Since that time, the US Census Bureau estimates the population of Florida has grown by over 1.3 million people.

Director of the Florida Division of Emergency Management, Bryan Koon, discusses the challenges with educating new Floridians on hurricane safety.

Many new residents have not experienced a hurricane first hand. Even seasoned hurricane veterans haven’t seen a strike in nearly a decade. Nevertheless, Florida officials urge all residents to remember that hurricane season is just approaching the peak. So far there have only been two named storms, but it only takes one to make landfall in Florida and affect the lives of millions.

 

 

 


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