TALLAHASSEE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -– “As we welcome the end of the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season today, I want to remind Floridians that hazardous weather can happen 365 days a year. Preparedness shouldn’t end with hurricane season. I encourage all Florida families and businesses to be prepared for the possibility of dangerous storms in the winter and spring too.

“Thankfully, we’ve been blessed with a mild hurricane season that spared our state from a devastating impact equal to those of seasons past. Now is a great time to review and update disaster plans and supplies.

“This holiday season, consider holiday gift baskets of preparedness items for families in need and donate non-expired goods to a local food bank or charitable community group. Items like a NOAA alert radio can become a lifesaving stocking stuffer.”