Tracking the Tropics
DHS Secretary urges plan for hurricane season
MIAMI (AP) -- U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano wants to make sure Americans are prepared for the start of the Atlantic hurricane season.
It begins Friday, and Napolitano will join Federal Emergency Management Agency head Craig Fugate, as well as Florida Gov. Rick Scott to urge those likely to be affected by storms to prepare beforehand.
Officials will kick off their public service campaign Friday at the National Hurricane Center in Miami. The head of the National Hurricane Center Bill Read will also participate.
The center is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Its mission is to understand and predict changes in the Earth's environment, from the depths of the ocean to the surface of the sun, and to conserve and manage coastal and marine resources.
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