Hurricane season 2022

Five years ago, about a month before Hurricane Irma roared north up the spine of Florida, Preston Bowlin was named Marion County’s newest emergency management director and has been improving county plans ever since. It was, as some people described it, a baptism under fire. But that statement doesn’t quite fit Bowlin, who has spent his entire career […]

Bowlin said amateur ham radio operators are key in keeping Marion County ready in case of a communication failure at the EOC or or a specific area of the county that is larger in size than Rhode Island.

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