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Governor Rick Scott Kicks-Off The 2015 Hurricane Season By Urging Floridians To Be Prepared

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HIALEAH, Fla.—Today, Governor Rick Scott visited the Jose F. Caragol Jr. Emergency Operations Center where he was joined by state and local emergency management officials to mark the beginning of the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season. The season, which extends from June 1 through November 30, represents the period when hurricanes are most likely to form in the Atlantic Ocean. Last year, Governor Scott's budget included $750,000 for the new emergency operations center, which will help the surrounding area be better prepared for disasters.

This holiday season, give the gift of health to family and friends. Helping others achieve and maintain good health is one of the most valuable gifts you can give, and one that will positively impact their lives year round. Select nutritious food gifts, choose a family outing with physical activity for everyone and find ways to encourage others to reach their health goals during this season.

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