Florida prepares for hurricane season

Hurricane Season
Posted at 6:58 PM, May 20, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-20 15:12:21-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL)-- North Florida, it's not tornadoes, but hurricanes state leaders are prepping for.

With hurricane season about two weeks away, members of the Florida Division of Emergency Management ran through some of the drills for the next four days in their annual statewide hurricane exercise.

They're making sure they know how to plan and respond to emergency disasters like hurricanes and tornadoes.

This drill involves hundreds of first responders, volunteers, and other state agency employees.

While they're preparing, residents are also being encouraged to get ready as well.

"I want to build upon that and remind folks that hurricanes can impact you in the state of florida regardless of where you are, regardless if you're on the coast or inland and now is the time to prepare for those storms," said Bryan Koon, Director of Florida Division of Emergency Management.

The exercise will wrap up on Thursday.