ORLANDO, Fla - One of the top priorities of the City of Orlando is the safety of our community and key to that effort is ensuring that residents and businesses are prepared year round for emergencies like hurricanes, lightning, wildfires and floods.
To further these efforts, in recognition of National Hurricane Preparedness this week - May 15 - May 21, 2016 - and the 2016 hurricane season starting June 1, the City of Orlando is encouraging all residents and businesses to get informed and prepared.
While the City recognizes the importance of being prepared year round, the impending hurricane season serves as a reminder to residents and local businesses that now is the time to get your emergency response plans in order and purchase or restock hurricane supplies.
"It is important that our residents are not complacent when it comes to preparing for hurricanes and other disasters," said Orlando Mayor Dyer. "I want to encourage all Orlando residents and our local businesses to get informed on how to prepare and respond to a possible hurricane. It is our goal at the City of Orlando to protect our residents and businesses, to prevent loss of life and to minimize damage caused by hurricanes."
For more information on the City's preparedness efforts and for ways residents and businesses can get prepared and remain informed during a hurricane, please visit the Office of Emergency Management's website at cityoforlando.net/emergency.