Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - January 24, 2017
REVISED January 24, 2017 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #6

Severe Weather Awareness Week - January 23-27, 2017


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Board of County Commissioners

Action Requested
Adopt Proclamation designating January 23-27, 2017, as "Severe Weather Awareness Week" in Manatee County, Florida.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

State of Florida Statutes, Title XVII, Chapter 252, Emergency Management

Manatee County Ordinance 05-29, Emergency Management Powers

Background Discussion

The State of Florida has designated January 23-27 as Severe Weather Awareness Week. The goal of Severe Weather Awareness Week is to promote preparedness by all Floridians for all types of hazards.

The Manatee County Division of Emergency Management will be sharing disaster planning information to highlight how to get ready for different types of Florida's severe weather including thunderstorms, tornadoes, fires, floods, and hurricanes.

The State of Florida is facilitating a statewide tornado drill on Wednesday, January 25th at 10:00 a.m.  All Manatee County residents and visitors are encouraged to participate in the drill.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please return a copy of the Proclamation to Candace Kelly in Emergency Management.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Severe Weather Awareness Week Proclamation.pdf