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Jimmy Patronis Urges Floridians to Prepare for a Busy Hurricane Season

This week, Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis encouraged Floridians to start preparing for hurricane season now as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts an above-normal hurricane...

NOAA Predicts Above-Average Hurricane Season in the Atlantic

Forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center, a division of the National Weather Service, are predicting above-average hurricane activity this year — which would make it the seventh consecutive...
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Marco Rubio, Rick Scott Call on NOAA to Select Waters Near Florida for Aquaculture...

Florida’s U.S. senators--Republicans Marco Rubio and Rick Scott--weighed in this week after the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced its Aquaculture Opportunity Area Atlas for the Gulf of Mexico,...
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NOAA Sending $8.5 Million for Coral Reefs in Florida

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Coral Reef Conservation Program announced last week that it has awarded almost $21.4 million for coral reef management, including $8.5 million to help those off the coast...

Saying They Help Florida’s Economy, Marco Rubio Continues Push for National Aquaculture Standards

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is continuing the push for the “Advancing the Quality and Understanding of American Aquaculture (AQUAA) Act” which would “establish national standards for sustainable offshore aquaculture.” U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss.,...
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FAMU Getting $30 Million Federal Grant from NOAA for Center for Coastal and Marine...

Florida A&M University (FAMU) is the recipient of a $30 million, five-year federal grant from the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to support the Center for Coastal and Marine Ecosystems (CCME) and its mission...

Nikki Fried, FDACS Launch Effort to Increase Aquaculture Workforce Training, Literacy in Franklin County

Last week, state Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) Division of Aquaculture announced a new program providing teaching to high school students in Franklin County about...

Jimmy Patronis Marks National Preparedness Month

This week, state Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis recognized September as National Preparedness Month (NPM). NPM is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster planning now and throughout the year. The 2021...
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Florida Delegation Urges NOAA to Restore Indian River Lagoon and Help Manatees

Members of the Florida congressional delegation called on National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Administrator Richard Spinrad to support Florida’s manatees by aiding efforts to improve water quality and prevent harmful algal blooms in the Indian River Lagoon estuary.

Marco Rubio, Bill Posey Want Feds to Update National Flood Insurance Program Rate Maps

Rubio and Posey first introduced the “Flood Insurance Rate Map Interagency Technology (FIRM IT) Act" two years ago, insisting it will “provide Floridians and others who utilize NFIP, with the most accurate data for flood hazard identification.” They reintroduced the proposal last week. 

South Florida Congressional Republicans Want to Know if ODA is Ready for Hurricane Season

U.S. Reps. Byron Donalds and Maria Elvira Salazar sent a letter to Isabella Guzman, the administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA), urging her to provide more information on the preparedness of the Office of Disaster Assistance (ODA) for the 2021 hurricane season and the office’s ability to respond to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic while also managing loans stemming from natural disasters.

Ashley Moody Releases Hurricane Preparedness Guide

Following a record-breaking season last year, with 30 named storms, Moody is encouraging Floridians to make preparations now and to have a plan in place.
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