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Statement from Tom Gallagher on Hurricane Charley’s Anniversary

8/9/2005

CONTACT:
Tami Torres or Bob Lotane
(850) 413-2842
 
"This coming Saturday marks the anniversary of Hurricane Charley and the unprecedented string of storms that followed.   Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne inflicted damage in every county of our state; damage which in some places lingers to this day.

"While there is still more that needs to be done, we have come a long way over the last year and are well on our way to rebuilding and reclaiming our way of life.

"Despite our progress, we must continue to focus our attention on those Floridians still rebuilding. I know Governor Bush and my fellow Cabinet members share in my commitment to continue applying the full resources of the state toward aiding hurricane victims."
 
 
As a statewide elected officer of the Florida Cabinet, Chief Financial Officer Tom Gallagher oversees the Department of Financial Services, a multi-division state agency responsible for management of state funds and unclaimed property, assisting consumers who request information and help related to financial services, and investigating financial fraud. Gallagher also serves as the State Fire Marshal.
 
Attached is a hurricane status update.