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Congresswoman Frederica Wilson

Representing the 24th District of Florida

Congresswoman Wilson to Host Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response Press Conference

May 22, 2019
Press Release

MIAMI, FL – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson and former state senator Eleanor Sobel will hold a press conference on Friday, May 24, to release and distribute the Congressional Consortium for Safe Seniors’ Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response Guide and provide an update on the consortium’s work. The guide, which is the result of a collaborative effort by many community partners, will be a helpful resource for nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and other stakeholders and constituents as hurricane season approaches. 

Congresswoman Wilson and Senator Sobel formed the consortium following the tragedy at Hollywood Hills Nursing home which lost power during Hurricane Irma, resulting in the loss of fourteen residents.  Several local and state officials are invited to attend.

“I am extremely proud of the way our community has joined forces to provide resources and support systems that will help keep our seniors and other vulnerable people safe during emergency situations,” said Congresswoman Wilson. “There is no better way to honor the people who died when the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills lost its power post Hurricane Irma than doing all that we can to ensue that such a tragedy never happens again.”

What:             Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response Press Conference

Who:              Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson and State Senator Eleanor Sobel

When:            Friday, May 24, 2019, at 10:00 a.m.

Where:           Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills (outside)

                       1200 N 35th Avenue

                       Hollywood, Florida 33021