In recognition of National Hurricane Preparedness this week and
the 2011 hurricane season starting June 1, the City of Orlando
is encouraging all residents and businesses to get informed and
prepared. While the City recognizes the importance of being
prepared year round, the impending hurricane season serves as a
reminder to residents and businesses that now is the time to get
your emergency response plans in order.
Every year as part of the City’s preparedness efforts, Mayor
Dyer leads the City’s senior staff in reviewing emergency
management systems, policies and procedures to ensure
inter-agency coordination and communication before, during and
after a possible hurricane helping to keep the City ready and
able to respond to unexpected emergencies.
“It is important that our residents are not complacent when it
comes to preparing for hurricanes and other disasters. This
year’s hurricane predictions are very similar to those in the
2004 hurricane season where our community was affected by
multiple storms,” said Orlando Mayor Dyer. “I want to encourage
all Orlando residents and businesses to get informed on how to
prepare and respond to a possible hurricane. It is our goal at
the City of Orlando to protect our residents and businesses, to
prevent loss of life and to minimize damage caused by
To emphasis the importance of readiness, Mayor Dyer is inviting
the news media to participate with him in an interactive
training exercise that is a regular part of the City’s emergency
management plan. The exercise will be held on Wednesday, May 25
from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
For more information on the City’s preparedness efforts and for
ways residents and businesses can get prepared and remain
informed during a hurricane, please visit the Office of
Emergency Management’s website at cityoforlando.net/emergency ,
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