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

May 26, 2023

TAMPA, Fla. – Today, Senator Rick Scott continued his hurricane preparedness tour in Tampa 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 fourth stop on his 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. Yesterday, Senator Scott was in Doral, Kissimmee, and Ft. Myers. Later today, he will visit Mexico Beach.  


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. Ian reminded us that severe weather can approach and change course so quickly—just days before landfall, the eye of the storm shifted and was heading right here for Tampa Bay before shifting back south. Tampa got lucky with that storm, but we cannot count on that again. We have to take all storms seriously. 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.”