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2019 Hurricane & Safety Expo

Post Date:04/11/2019 9:05 AM

News Banner TEST 2Hernando County Emergency Management (EM) will be hosting its annual Hurricane & Safety Expo on Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hernando County Fairgrounds located at 6436 Broad Street in Brooksville. The Expo will feature a panel of local TV meteorologists, public safety displays, SKYWARN® Storm Spotter Training, vendor tables and freebies. This family friendly event will also feature a Hurri-Kids Zone filled with activities for the kids such as face painting, snow cones, a bounce house and more.

The meteorologist panel will feature the following local TV meteorologists:

  • Steve Jerve – WFLA 8
  • Paul Dellegatto – Fox 13
  • Mike Clay – Bay News 9
  • Bobby Deskins – WTSP 10
  • Dan Noah – NWS

“Understanding local hazards is key to developing an effective emergency plan and staying safe this hurricane season.” Emergency Management Director Cecilia Patella said.

For those who are interested in learning more about tornadoes and severe thunderstorms as well as learning how to keep yourself, your family and your community safe during a disaster, the SKYWARN® Storm Spotter Training will be available beginning at 10 a.m. This FREE training requires registration. Participants may be selected to receive a free NOAA weather radio or professional rain gauge. Call (352) 754-4083 or email DSantana@HernandoCounty.us to register.

The annual Hurricane and Safety Expo is an opportunity to bring the community together to not only become better prepared for the upcoming hurricane season beginning June 1, but for all potential disasters.

Call (352) 754-4083 for more information.