(By FMB Fire Chief Matt Love) This year Severe Weather Awareness Week is February 1st – 5th. The Severe Weather Awareness Week is an opportunity for residents and visitors to learn about various weather hazards that can impact our state and how families and businesses can prepare for these natural events.
Each day of the week will host a different topic to educate our residents and visitors on potential severe weather hazards.
Topics include lightning, marine hazards, rip currents, thunderstorms and tornadoes, hurricanes and flooding, temperature extremes, and wildfires.
There will also be a statewide tornado drill on February 3rd at approximately 10:00 am. Schools, preschools, and daycares are urged to participate in this drill.
All of these severe weather hazards can affect us here in Florida and we encourage residents and visitors to learn about these hazards to help protect themselves and others. Please take the time to refresh yourself and to educate others this week. To receive more information on Florida Severe Weather Week, please visit this link.
Make it a safe day!
Matt Love has been the Fort Myers Beach Fire Chief since 2009. In 2019 he was selected by the Fire Chiefs’ Association of Lee County Florida as Fire Chief of the Year. He can be reached at the fire department at 239- 590-4200