Volusia to host hurricane expo

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Pushed by high winds from Hurricane Matthew, a sailboat lays beached along Halifax Drive Monday, Oct. 10, 2016 in Port Orange.

With hurricane season about to begin, it’s time to start planning and preparing your family and your home.

Volusia County Emergency Management, in cooperation with the Volusia Community Organizations Active in Disaster and the Volusia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will host its first countywide hurricane expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 8, in the Hester and Daugharty Buildings at the Volusia County Fairgrounds, 3100 E. New York Ave., DeLand.

The free event will offer educational presentations to the public about storm safety, hurricane hazards and emergency preparation.

Safety tips

The event’s keynote speaker is Ken Bouvier, who was one of the key public safety officials leading the efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Bouvier has over 40 years’ experience in managing disasters and is a popular professional speaker in the public safety arena.

Many area businesses, service organizations and county divisions are participating in the event. Attendees will learn safety tips through live safety demonstrations and dozens of hurricane-related educational exhibits.

Special vehicles will be on display, and free hot dogs, chips, and drinks will be provided. Attendees will have the opportunity to visit exhibitors and enter into a drawing to win a weather radio.   

Reservations are not required.

For more information, call Jill Hemmerlien at 386-254-1500.

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