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FEMA Prepares for South Florida’s Hurricane Season

According to WPTV, The Federal Emergency Management Agency has begun holding a weeklong training session in preparation for any future natural disasters.

40 Public Information Officers from Florida and even Oklahoma are attending this weeks training session, assessing their skills through hypothetical weather disasters.

The training is being held in classrooms, arming officials with the speed and accuracy needed to make the proper decisions in saving lives and protecting property amidst disaster.

Mock news conferences associated with addressing the media and answering questions are also being held. These sessions will continue to occur several times a year.

Boca Raton Police PIO, Mark Economou, supported the need for these disaster training sessions in stating,”We have mass flooding from storms and rain, tornadoes overnight, a dam that is ready to break, no cellphone service, and power outages.” Being properly prepared to assess these situations presented can be the difference needed to save a life.

Do you think more training should be implemented among state officials in regards to hurricane preparedness?

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