Steven Woodard

Alex Pellom / Duval County Emergency Management

With the 2014 hurricane season just beginning, Jacksonville officials are asking residents to become familiar with the city's new evacuation zones.

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Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown has appointed a veteran of  Federal Emergency Management Agency to lead Duval County's Emergency Management Division.

Steven Woodard also spent 20 years in the U.S. Secret Service.

Woodard says Jacksonville's emergency responders have an excellent reputation. He served in leadership roles for more than 60 events including Super Bowl XXXVI, the United Nations General Assembly and the first inauguration of President George W. Bush.