For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
WASHINGTON—Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly released a video to kick off the official start of hurricane season, which begins today, June 1st. Secretary Kelly urged Americans in the potential path of a hurricane to know their risk, prepare, and stay informed. Secretary Kelly also reiterated that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) continue to work closely with their private sector, state, and local partners to detect, prepare, and respond to the threat of natural disasters.
This morning, Secretary Kelly visited the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida for an operational briefing regarding the 2017 hurricane season. Secretary Kelly was joined by Florida Governor Rick Scott and officials from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Hurricane Center, as well as FEMA’s Hurricane Liaison Team.
Watch Secretary Kelly's video message: