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

June 9, 2023

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – Today, Senator Rick Scott continued his hurricane preparedness tour in St. Augustine. This marks Senator Scott's seventh stop across Florida with local elected leaders, emergency management officials and business owners to emphasize the importance of being prepared for the 2023 hurricane season that began June 1st.


Ahead of hurricane season, Senator Scott and Mrs. Ann Scott announced that they are donating his quarterly 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 2023 Hurricane Season starting last week, I have been traveling the state and I am here in St. Augustine 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, which brought flooding to communities across Florida, including here in St. Augustine. Ian also reminded us that severe weather can approach and change course so quickly. 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—and you can buy hurricane supplies sales-tax-free up until June 9th, so take advantage of that. 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.”