Hurricane conference underway in South Florida

By

Hurricane season starts next month and meteorologists, emergency managers, first responders, and government officials are already preparing. The annual Governor’s Hurricane Conference is currently underway in Fort Lauderdale. Attendees at the conference will participate in workshops and discussing budgets. The six-month Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1. Levy County Director of Emergency Management, Mark Johnson, is one of the more than 1700 people attending the conference. Johnson says most people and businesses can’t afford to wait until the last minute for hurricane preparation. He expects a busy hurricane season.

[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/johnson1.mp3]

About WUFT News

Contact WUFT News by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing news @wuft.org

Check Also

Low temperatures reach Florida this weekend, bringing a hard freeze to our area

The cold front is expected to first arrive at the Pensacola area early Friday evening. It will then travel through the Panhandle into North Florida overnight through Saturday morning.