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

May 26, 2023

MEXICO BEACH, Fla. – Today, Senator Rick Scott continued his hurricane preparedness tour in Mexico Beach 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 fifth stop on his tour across the Sunshine State where he has been getting the word out about the upcoming hurricane season with local elected leaders, emergency management officials and business owners. Earlier this morning, Senator Scott was in Tampa and yesterday, Senator Scott was in Doral, Kissimmee, and Ft. Myers.


Earlier this week, 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. I’ll never forget a family I met here in Mexico Beach after Hurricane Michael devastated that community and much of the panhandle. They ignored the evacuation order and stayed home. They almost lost everything in the storm—including their lives. They pledged to never take that chance again. We have to take all storms seriously.


I know Michael is still fresh in the minds of families and businesses here in Mexico Beach. It is hard to imagine going through that again, so now is a great opportunity for you and 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.”