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

May 25, 2023

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Today, Senator Rick Scott continued his hurricane preparedness tour in Kissimmee 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 second 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 later today, Senator Scott will host another press conference in Ft. Myers.


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’s landfall, and it reminded us that severe weather can approach and change course so quickly – even without a direct hit, we still saw massive flooding, road closures and outings here in Central Florida. Many folks here remember Hurricane Maria just a few years ago, and had families come here to Florida after their homes were devastated in Puerto Rico. 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.”