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Rick Scott Urges Floridians to Prepare for Hurricane Season

Last month, Scott and his colleagues in the U.S. Senate, including U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., sent a letter to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to ensure the agency is prepared for a potential workforce shortage ahead of the 2021 hurricane season. Scott and Rubio with other U.S. senators from the region sent the letter to FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell.
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Florida’s Senators Want to Know How FEMA Will Handle Hurricane Season With Workforce Shortage

FEMA, which is currently deployed to assist with the COVID-19 pandemic, is also tasked with the crisis on the southern border. Hurricane season begins on June 1 and ends on November 30.

NOAA Predicts ‘Above-Normal’ Hurricane Season

“For 2021, a likely range of 13 to 20 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which 6 to 10 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including 3 to 5 major hurricanes (category 3, 4 or 5; with winds of 111 mph or higher) is expected. NOAA provides these ranges with a 70 percent confidence.”
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Rick Scott Wants Fairness for Florida as FEMA Reforms National Flood Insurance Program

As FEMA works to make much-needed changes to NFIP and implement its new rating system, Scott urged the agency to make improvements to ensure fairness for Florida’s families and businesses.
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