Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Most Recent

Ashley Moody: Floridians Need to Remain Vigilant and Plan for Hurricanes

hurricane-michael-satellite-image-525x420.jpg

With September being National Preparedness Month, on Wednesday, state Attorney General Ashley Moody urged Floridians to remain vigilant and reevaluate preparedness plans should disaster strike.

The peak of hurricane season occurs between mid-August and late October. As Floridians enter the second half of hurricane season, Moody highlighted the 2021 Hurricane Preparedness Guide for Floridians to prepare their homes and families against potential disaster.

“2020 was a record-breaking hurricane season with 30 named storms and 11 land strikes. As we continue to recognize National Preparedness Month and peak hurricane season, I urge all Floridians to make preparations now, to keep their loved ones and property safe—should a storm strike where you live,” Moody said.

The theme of this year’s National Preparedness Month is: Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love. To help Floridians protect their families and homes, Moody is issuing the following hurricane preparedness tips:

  • Have at least a three-day supply of food, water and other emergency supplies stored in your house;
  • Research storm-related products to verify they are hurricane-proof or impact-proof before purchasing;
  • Create a plan with evacuation routes, shelter locations and specialized plans if a family has young children;
  • After the storm, be wary of scammers offering extremely low prices for repairs or demanding considerable sums of upfront payments; and
  • Make sure that potential charitable donations are going to a real cause, as it is common for charity scams to crop up during times of disaster.
  • After a storm, recovery can be a grueling process that scammers may attempt to exploit.
See also  Florida Duo Accused of Stealing Over $20,000 During Four-County Crime Spree

During the hurricane season, price gouging is one of the most common consumer complaints. Price gouging is when essential commodities are sold for an amount that grossly exceeds the average price for that commodity during a declared state of emergency.

Author

  • Florida Daily

    Florida Daily offers news, insights and analysis as we cover the most important issues in the state, from education, to business and politics.

    View all posts
Share this story:
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Follow our Facebook Page

Follow us on X, Insta, Linkedin
<

Related Stories

Attorney General Ashley Moody

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Ashley Moody is issuing a Consumer Alert to warn Floridians about a concerning cybercrime tactic called malvertising. Scammers are leveraging sponsored...

Crime

Getting your Trinity Audio player ready... Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody’s Office of Statewide Prosecution is charging two individuals with felony organized retail theft....

Florida Politics

Getting your Trinity Audio player ready... Integrity Florida (IF) says an outside agency is needed to probe the CFO investigation of dental practice arrest...

Attorney General Ashley Moody

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody is going after the largest ticket vendor in the world on behalf of the Sunshine State. Below is an...