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For Immediate Release:
May 31, 2012
Media Contact:
Margot Mankes-Goldstein

305-787-5999

Commissioner Sally Heyman hosts Regional Hurricane Strategy Meeting


Miami Dade County Commissioner Sally A. Heyman and Department of Emergency Management Director Curt Sommerhoff hosted a Regional Hurricane Strategy meeting at Florida International University Kovens Conference Center on Tuesday, May 29, 2012.

Confirming plans, reviewing prevention measures, addressing "to-do" lists and solidifying preparation details; representatives from Miami Dade Emergency Operations Center; municipalities and UMSA areas in District 4; Federal and State representatives; Police and Fire Rescue Command staff; Public School and Hospital administrators; food and fuel distributors; FPL and others, came to discuss and revise their ‘plan of action’ and readiness for Hurricane Season 2012. 

"My office remains committed to working closely with all First Responders and service providers to ensure a coordinated hurricane response and regional recovery plan," said Commissioner Heyman. "We have an established resource network to address the unique needs of a large population living and working close to the shoreline.  Annually we meet and update essential information."

   

Miami Dade residents need to get started on their hurricane plan and preparedness.  If you have special needs, pets to shelter or need assistance in preparing; residents can call 3-1-1 to receive free Hurricane Preparedness Guides and information, or visit www.miamidade.gov/hurricane for details on what to do before, during and after a storm.