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Gearing up for hurricane season

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Day two of the National Hurricane Conference in Orlando brought the head of the Federal Emergency Management Administration to speak with state and regional officials.  Craig Fugate, who was once the head of the Alachua County Emergency Operations Center, told those gathered today to forget the past, focus on the future events.

Hurricane season is a fact of life for people in Florida and in the southeastern United States.   Officials on Tuesday wanted to debunk a myth on preparing for hurricanes.  Don’t tape your windows!  Fugate said people get a false sense of security, and frankly, it doesn’t work.

The hurricane conference continues Wednesday and WUFT-FM will have continued coverage on Wednesday’s Front Page Edition of All Things Considered.  Chief Meteorologist for the Division of Multi-Media Properties at the University of Florida, Jeff Huffman will be reporting on the conference.

FEMA Director Craig Fugate and National Hurricane Center Director Bill Read (photo by Jeff Huffman)

Emergency managers and weather forecasters attend annual National Hurricane Center conference in Orlando. (photo by Jeff Huffman)

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