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Hurricane Recovery Ready

September 4th, 2008 by Mike Vasilinda

Hanna, Ike and Josephine continue to churn in the Atlantic. It is still unclear if any of the storms will make landfall in Florida, but the state emergency operations center says people need a plan and one they have it, to go about business as usual. Since 2006, the state has stockpiled goods in Orlando, and State Emergency Director Craig Fugate says if a storm should hit, the state is in a better position than ever to respond.

That warehouse in Orlando has the capacity right now, about two hundred truck loads of water. About 10 million dollars worth of meals-ready-to-eat, Fugate said. So it gives us a much quicker reaction to these storms. It gives us the ability to start much quicker getting things out the door than weve ever had before.

Ike continues to pose the biggest threat to the state and forecasters say it will be the weekend before they have a better idea of where it will go.

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