Mayor and City Officials to Prepare Citizens for 2017 Hurricane Season

June 01, 2017  
NOAA Predicts “Above Average” Atlantic Hurricane Season
overhead view of hurricane storm over ocean
Nearly eight months have passed since Hurricane Matthew posed a significant threat to Jacksonville citizens and communities. With key leadership, preparation, planning, and collaboration, the City of Jacksonville and partner agencies were integral in successfully protecting lives and property as Matthew traveled along Jacksonville’s coast.
 
June 1 marks the first day of the 2017 hurricane season, a season the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting will see “above average” activity with 11 – 17 named storms.

Mayor Lenny Curry, to be joined by Director of Duval County Emergency Management Steve Woodard and National Weather Service Jacksonville, Meteorologist in Charge Scott Cordero, will announce the release of the 2017 Hurricane Preparedness Guide at a news conference. The guide, which includes tools, tips and resources for residents and businesses to prepare for hurricane season, is now available in City offices, facilities and local libraries throughout the city. It can also be downloaded online at JaxReady.com.
 
WHEN:
Thursday
June 1, 2017
2 p.m.

WHERE:
Emergency Operations Center (4th Floor)
515 N. Julia St.
Jacksonville, FL 32202

WHO:
  • Mayor Lenny Curry
  • Steve Woodard, Director of Duval County Emergency Management
  • Scott Cordero, Meteorologist in Charge, National Weather Service Jacksonville