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Natural Disasters

The State of Florida is home to millions of residents who enjoy the beautiful scenery, beaches and warm climate. However, each year thousands of dollars in personal and public property are destroyed by hurricanes, lightning, tornados, flooding and wildfire.

The time to prepare for disasters is BEFORE the disaster hits. Have your disaster plan in place so family members know where to find you in case you are separated from them. Know your escape routes and evacuation plans.

The following websites can assist you in preparing for natural disasters:
Division of Emergency Medical Operations - Disaster Preparedness
American Red Cross
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)