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Florida Division Of Emergency Management And American Red Cross Announce 2013 Severe Weather Awareness Week

Posted by cat5shuttersllc on January 15, 2013

Florida Division Of Emergency Management And American Red Cross Announce 2013 Severe Weather Awareness WeekThe Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) and the Florida Chapters of the American Red Cross announce the 2013 Severe Weather Awareness Week. This annual public awareness campaign provides an opportunity for teachers to educate students on the importance of being prepared in the event of severe weather. The 2013 Severe Weather Awareness Week in Florida will be Monday, February 11, through Friday, February 15, 2013.

“In the 13th year of the program, the Florida Severe Weather Awareness Week is a reminder of the importance of preparedness year-round for all Floridians,” said FDEM Director Bryan W. Koon. “The partnership between the Division and the American Red Cross Chapters throughout Florida is the perfect opportunity to promote a culture of preparedness across Florida. When you educate students on preparedness they get excited and share with their families and they grow up to be prepared.”

Severe Weather Awareness Week includes a poster contest for Florida’s elementary school students and a video public service announcement (PSA) contest for Florida’s middle and high school students. This year, the poster contest will include seven winners selected from across the state. One winner each from middle and high school will be selected for the video PSA contest.

“We are delighted to have a continuing partnership with the Division of Emergency Management on the annual poster contest,” said Katie Sherk, of the American Red Cross. “It’s an inspiring outreach effort that is especially rewarding when we receive the student’s entries. It really does get our youth engaged in disaster preparedness in a way that is helping to build a culture of preparedness in Florida.”

Distributed by Viestly

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