PHOTO RELEASE Sen. Rick Scott Hosts Hurricane Preparedness Press Conference in Ft. Myers

May 25, 2023

FT. MYERS, Fla. – Today, Senator Rick Scott continued his hurricane preparedness tour in Ft. Myers where he emphasized the importance of planning ahead for the 2023 hurricane season which begins next week on June 1. This is Senator Scott’s third stop on his two-day tour across the Sunshine State where he is getting the word out about the upcoming hurricane season with local elected leaders, emergency management officials and business owners. Earlier today, Senator Scott was in Doral and Kissimmee, and tomorrow Senator Scott will host press conferences in Tampa and Mexico Beach.


Yesterday, Senator Scott and Mrs. Ann Scott announced that they will be donating his first quarter Senate salary to the American Red Cross Florida Regions and Meals on Wheels, which operates 126 programs throughout the state. Both of these organizations play a critical role in serving our communities, especially during hurricane season, to help families and our senior citizens receive much-needed resources and support. Senator Scott has donated his Senate salary every quarter since taking office.  


Senator Rick Scott said, “With the start of the 2023 Hurricane Season around the corner, I am here to send one very clear message: Now is the time for every family to make a plan and get prepared. Last year, we saw terrible devastation with Hurricane Ian in Southwest Florida. I know so many families are still working to recover and get back to their homes and businesses. In Washington, I am working hard to get you all the relief you deserve by passing my Hurricane Tax Relief Act to provide disaster-loss tax relief to families impacted by Hurricanes Ian, Nicole and Fiona. I am hopeful we can get it done and get Floridians the help they need.


“In these seven months since Ian, I’ve talked to countless families, businesses, and officials on every level – we’ve worked hand in hand to make sure you have the resources you need to get back on your feet and on the way to a full recovery. But we always need to be ready for the next storm. Now is a great opportunity for your family to stock your disaster supply kits with vital supplies like a first aid kit, a radio, flashlights, batteries and other necessities. As I always say, you can rebuild your home, but you can’t rebuild your life. Don’t put your family and loved ones at risk. Don’t wait to take action. Get prepared today.”