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Consular Services Attends Governor's Hurricane Conference
The British Consulate General Miami promoted Consular Services within emergency management community
The Consular Services team at the British Consulate General Miami recently attended the annual Governor’s Hurricane Conference.
The Governor’s Hurricane Conference was held in Orlando, Florida, just in time for hurricane season starting on 1 June. It emphasized the very real threat of hurricanes to Florida residents, business and visitors. The conference was attended by over 200 individuals, including emergency management officials from Florida, public sector agencies and others within the emergency response community.
The British Consulate General Miami was the only diplomatic mission with a presence at the conference, where the Consular Services team had a well-attended booth. A representative from the Overseas Territories Department also attended the conference.
“Our presence as the only foreign mission generated a great deal of interest and enabled the team to interact directly with more than 200 members of Florida’s emergency response community, including officials at county and municipal level,” said Vice Consul and Consular Services Manager Mark Smithson. “We explained how we add value to their agencies during a crisis and explored opportunities for additional engagement.”
The Consular Services team at the British Consulate General Miami is committed to helping British nationals in difficulty overseas. You can receive Twitter alerts with time-sensitive, critical information related to an unfolding event on the FCO Travel Twitter account.
The hurricane season normally runs from June to November and can affect US coastal regions. You should monitor the progress of approaching storms on the US National Hurricane Centre website.