Discussion Focuses on Impact of Hurricane Irma
JACKSONVILLE, FL (September 20, 2017) - Today the City of Jacksonville's Emergency Operations Center and local leaders hosted Speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Ryan (R-WI) and a congressional delegation of members of Congress from northeast Florida including Rep. Al Lawson (D-FL), Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL), Rep. John Rutherford (R-FL) and others.
Also present were representatives of FEMA, as well as Bryan Koon, Executive Director of Florida's Office of Emergency Management. The group's discussion focused on the issues surrounding federal relief money making its way back to the city, the extension of the federal flood insurance program, and infrastructure issues surrounding wetlands and development on vulnerable property.
The group expressed its appreciation to first responders and emergency preparedness professionals, with Council Member Lori Boyer commenting on the news that Jacksonville did not suffer one death directly related to Hurricane Irma.
Top Photo: Group photo from the Delegation visit to Jacksonville on Wednesday, September 20, 2017.
Bottom left: Congresswoman Val Demings (D-FL) visits with Sheriff Mike Williams and JEA CEO Paul McElroy.
Bottom right: Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Ryan (R-WI) listen as Jacksonville's director of emergency management Steve Woodard leads a briefing by local officials for the Washington Delegation in town on Wednesday, September 20, 2017.