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Florida Agriculture Commissioner attends hurricane preparedness round table

Posted: 7:51 PM, Jun 06, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-06 23:51:35Z

FORT MYERS, Fla. -  Florida's Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam attended a hurricane preparedness round table with local officials in Fort Myers Wednesday. 

Among the topics - the challenges faced locally during Hurricane Irma, and how to head off any repeat problems during this hurricane season. 

Putnam said his main concerns were shelter-based: telling people what kind of shelters - like pet-friendly and disability accessible - were out there. 

Wednesday's meeting was also attended by state lawmakers and the undersheriff. 

 

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