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MAYOR TO KICK-OFF
HAZARDOUS WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK
-- PREPARE AND STAY AWARE --
ORLANDO, Fla. (February 19, 2004) – Mayor Buddy Dyer will join the
American Red Cross of Central Florida on Friday, February 20, 2004
at 10 a.m. to kick off the beginning of “Hazardous
Weather Awareness” week at the City’s Emergency Operations
Center (EOC) as part of a statewide disaster awareness campaign.
Weather Awareness week runs statewide from February 22 -- 28.
The statewide awareness campaign is focused on warning Florida’s
residents of the dangers of local hazardous weather and how to
prepare for it. The Orlando EOC will open with displays and
information to help residents prepare for the state’s many hazards
and the Red Cross will focus on its role in helping Central
Floridians prepare for the hazards of local weather.
“We encourage Orlando residents to participate in this preparedness
campaign by creating a disaster supply kit, developing and testing
family plans and logging on to
www.cityoforlando.net for more detailed disaster prevention
tips,” said the City’s Emergency Manager Manny Soto. “It is our goal
to prevent loss of life and to minimize damage caused by hazardous