Congresswoman Wilson's Statement for National Hurricane Preparedness WeekThursday May 31, 2012
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) issued the following statement for National Hurricane Preparedness Week:
“Every summer and fall, South Florida is at the mercy of the awesome power of Mother Nature, when we have no idea when and how severely a hurricane will wreak havoc on our community. While most of the year we enjoy warm, sunny weather, we also run the risk of experiencing a devastating tropical storm like Hurricane Andrew 20 years ago in 1992.
“I URGE ALL MY CONSTITUENTS TO TAKE THIS WEEK TO PREPARE FOR THE 2012 HURRICANE SEASON. To help everyone do so, I have a page on my official website with all the resources you will need – from links to the National Hurricane Center and FEMA to emergency phone numbers for Broward and Miami-Dade counties. Now is the time to make sure that we are prepared for the next Andrew, Frances or Jeanne.”
Rep. Frederica S. Wilson is a first-term Congresswoman representing the 17th District of Florida, including Northern Miami-Dade and Southeast Broward Counties. A former state legislator and school principal, she is the founder of the 5000 Role Models for Excellence Project, a mentoring program for young males at risk of dropping out of school.