Episode 63: Perfect Storm
THE ROTUNDA - With just a week into the 2016 Hurricane Season, Tropical Storm Colin, one of the earliest to form on record in the Atlantic basin has caused Gov. Rick Scott to cancel his meeting with expected GOP nominee Donald Trump in order to oversee Florida’s Emergency Operations Center. On Trimmel Gomes’ latest episode of The Rotunda, is all about preparing for or managing the perfect storm. Bryan Koon, director of the state Division of Emergency Management provides details on how his family prepares for possible hurricanes in addition to some of the challenges with educating new residents and visitors who’ve yet to experience Florida’s dynamic weather systems.
Meanwhile, Gomes explores how Tropical Storm Colin could come as a welcomed distraction to the menacing clouds hovering over Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi’s office as the Orlando Sentinel calls for an independent investigation into Bondi’s dealings with Trump University. Gomes tackles Trumps issue with race and ethnicity in addition to chatting with Broward County Clerk of Court Howard Forman, the only clerk out of Florida’s 67, to file a lawsuit against the state for underfunding court clerks.