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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.

The Florida Department of Health recognizes December 2-8, 2018 as National Influenza Vaccination Week. The department along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) remind everyone that even though the holiday season has arrived, there is still time to get your flu vaccination. It is recommended that everyone 6 months of age and older receive the vaccine each year to protect against illness.

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