CFO Sink Briefed on Tropical Storm Ida at National Hurricane Center
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MIAMI – Florida CFO and State Fire Marshal Alex Sink today visited the National Hurricane Center in Miami to receive a briefing from National Hurricane Center Director Bill Reid on Tropical Storm Ida.
“I’m grateful for the public preparedness work of our law enforcement and meteorology teams in the Panhandle and here at the National Hurricane Center,” said CFO Sink. “While Ida has lost some of her strength over the last few hours, she will still pack a punch, and it’s very important that Floridians are prepared.”
CFO Sink’s Department of Financial Services’ Storm Line, 1-800-22-STORM, has been activated to assist Floridians if homes, businesses or vehicles receive damage from Tropical Storm Ida. CFO Sink’s Storm Line experts are available from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST. General preparedness and insurance information is also available at www.MyFloridaCFO.com
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As a statewide elected officer of the Florida Cabinet, CFO Alex Sink oversees the Department of Financial Services. A successful businesswoman with nearly three decades of experience in the private sector, Sink is serving her first term as Florida's CFO. As CFO, Sink's priorities include using her business experience to cut wasteful government spending, cracking down on financial and insurance fraud and reforming the state government's contracting practices. CFO Sink also serves as the State Fire Marshal.