On this week’s “Florida NewsMakers” program, Florida Division of Emergency Management Director Bryan Koon sits down with Sachs Media Group’s Alia Faraj-Johnson. Their discussion took place in the heart of the State Emergency Operations Center soon after Tropical Storm Andrea made landfall in Florida.
Amid what’s expected to be a busy hurricane season, Koon advises every Floridian should have a disaster readiness plan. “If you’re in the state of Florida you can be impacted by a hurricane,” Koon tells Faraj-Johnson. “Everywhere in the state is susceptible to either storm surge, wind, heavy rain, inland flooding or the tornadoes that a hurricane spawns. So it’s very important to prepare for those situations.” Koon addresses those issues as well as efforts to minimize the impact of the federal sequester on the National Guard’s ability to help respond to emergencies.
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