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‘More Ready Than Ever Before’: FEMA Says COVID-19 Prepared It For Hurricane Season

FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor talks with the media about hurricane season and the coronavirus outbreak at the Miami-Dade Emergency Operations Center in Doral on June 8, 2020.
FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor talks with the media about hurricane season and the coronavirus outbreak at the Miami-Dade Emergency Operations Center in Doral on June 8, 2020.

After months of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic across the nation, the Federal Emergency Management Agency says it has never been more ready for hurricane season.

“Ninety days of COVID-19 response makes us more ready than ever before,” FEMA Administrator Peter Gaynor said Monday at a press conference at the Miami-Dade County Emergency Operations Center in Doral.

Weather experts are predicting another above-average Atlantic hurricane season in 2020, which started June 1 and ends Nov. 30.

To read more, visit our news partner at the Miami Herald.

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