PHOTO RELEASE Sen. Rick Scott Kicks Off Statewide Hurricane Preparedness Tour in Doral

May 25, 2023

DORAL, Fla. – Today, Senator Rick Scott kicked off his hurricane preparedness tour in Doral 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 first 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. Later today, Senator Scott will host press conferences in Kissimmee and 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. Throughout my eight years as governor and now as senator, I’ve seen the destruction left behind by multiple devastating hurricanes. If there’s one lesson I’ve learned – it’s that preparedness saves lives. Last year, we saw terrible devastation and loss of life with Hurricane Ian’s landfall in Florida. I know so many families are still working to recover and get back to their homes and businesses. Now is also 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.”