WASHINGTON – Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Brock Long returned to Washington, D.C. today after delivering keynote remarks during the 32nd Annual Governor’s Hurricane Conference in West Palm Beach, Fla. Administrator Long urged emergency managers and first responders to prepare for the upcoming 2018 hurricane season noting that FEMA continues to work with our partners to ready the nation for catastrophic disasters.
The Administrator then joined other leaders, including Florida Gov. Rick Scott and National Hurricane Director Ken Graham at the conference. Administrator Long provided the conference an overview of FEMA’s Strategic Plan including building a culture of preparedness, continuing to ready the nation for catastrophic disasters and reducing the complexity of FEMA. The Administrator finished the day offering career guidance to emergency management students from Florida State University, Florida International University and American Military University.
The 2017 hurricane season produced 17 named storms, 10 of which became hurricanes, six of those major hurricanes, including the first two major hurricanes (Harvey and Irma) to hit the continental U.S. in 12 years. Hurricane season begins June 1 and runs until Nov. 30th.
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