By: Lanetra Bennett
February 12, 2013
Tallahassee, FL - Governor Rick Scott proclaimed February 11-15 as 2013 Severe Weather Awareness Week in Florida. The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) will celebrate 2013 Severe Weather Awareness Week with a five-day, seven city tour to recognize each of the seven poster contest winners and raise awareness about emergency preparedness in Florida. The goal of the 2013 Severe Weather Awareness Week campaign is to promote preparedness for all types of hazards to Florida's citizens and communities. "We are excited to bring Severe Weather Awareness Week to each region of the state as we work towards building a culture of preparedness in Florida through our students," said FDEM Director Bryan W. Koon.
This morning, the director presented 5th grader Selina Polk with her prizes for winning the poster contest at Canopy Oaks Elementary School in Tallahassee. Polk's poster will be used to teach students about severe weather.
She won an Ipod Touch, a weather radio, and a certificate.