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6-3-14 Jim Reif Day

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6-3-14 Jim Reif Day
NBC2 Meteorologist Jim Reif has passed from this life, on Monday, April 7 2014; and Whereas, ten years ago on August 13, 2004, Southwest Florida was threatened by Hurricane Charley and Jim Reif was there to help guide residents, we hereby recognize how right it is, since Jim was there for the residents of Lee County; and Whereas, Jim Reif through his years of commitment to bettering his own knowledge of how hurricanes behave, was able to forecast the turn of the storm toward our residents, giving the time to prepare; and Whereas, Jim’s actions unarguably saved lives that day and his active engagement with the National Hurricane Center helped change some of the ways storms are forecast and residents are warned when storms are approaching; and Whereas, it is appropriate to pause in recognition and gratitude of one so concerned about the safety of our residents; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida, on behalf of all community loving citizens of our beloved county, does hereby proclaim Wednesday, August 13th 2014, the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Charley as JIM REIF DAY in Lee County and encourage all of our citizens to pause in reflection of one of its fellow citizens who cared so deeply for the special place we are privileged to call home.