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Former FEMA director holds preparedness call for Floridians

Posted at 5:23 PM, Sep 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-10 14:16:45-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - On the anniversary of Hurricane Irma's powerful impact on Florida, a former FEMA director and a team of experts from emergency management held a conference call offering Floridians life-saving tips.

The 10 a.m. conference call unveiled the results of a new statewide poll measuring residents' preparedness for a hurricane, their willingness to evacuate, and other key safety questions.

It gave Floridians the opportunity to ask hurricane and emergency management experts questions to help keep residents safe this hurricane season.

"We still have too many people who don't know what to do, don't get ready, and new residents moving in as we're now in the peak of hurricane season," said Craig Fugate, the former FEMA director. "We have three hurricanes out there." 

If you live along the coast or low line areas and you live in a evacuation zone, read local evacuation orders and make sure your insurance is up to date.