National Hurricane Preparedness Week 2017 is underway, with the goal of this week being to increase information sharing throughout the nation about hurricane preparedness and response to help save lives and protect communities.
Last Friday, President Trump issued a proclamation to officially recognize the week. In it, he emphasizes the need for homes, communities, and families to prepare for extreme weather events before hurricane season arrives in June.
The President also identified available Hurricane preparedness information provided by the National Weather Service (NWS) and the Ready campaign conducted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). These resources outline important steps the public can take right now to safeguard their family, pets, and property in preparation for hurricane season.
Public safety personnel often play an important role in the preparation and response to hurricanes. In the following video, Arroyo (Puerto Rico) Mayor Eric Bachier Roman talks with FirstNet about the importance of communications in the response to Hurricane Matthew in 2016.
More from Mayor Eric Bachier Roman in the video below: