TALLAHASSEE - Gov. Jeb Bush and Lt. Gov. Toni Jennings outlined a $565 million budget recommendation of state and federal funding for emergency management on Jan. 6.
Establishing a "Culture of Preparedness" for hurricanes is a top priority. These new efforts will significantly enhance Florida's ability to prepare for hurricanes, respond quickly in the aftermath of a storm, recover from the damage and impacts to the economy and mitigate future threats to public safety and infrastructure.
Bush said the state's ability to respond and recover from a hurricane was critical to the economy and quality of life. He said a strong response and quick recovery sends a message to businesses and tourists that Florida remains the best option for both investments and vacations - keeping our growing economy strong.