Cover the bases and prepare for hurricane season with family activities at the annual Polk County Hurricane Expo on Saturday, June 4.
Hurricane season begins June 1 and the expo offers the perfect opportunity for families to speak with area experts about products, services, weather and hurricane readiness. The FREE event will take place 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Orange Dome in Winter Haven (210 Cypress Gardens Blvd).
In addition to vendors, Dan Noah with the National Weather Service in Ruskin, Fox 13 Chief Meteorologist Paul Dellegatto, Bay News 9 Meteorologist Josh Linker, and WTSP 10 News Meteorologist Chris Suchan will be on hand to answer questions.
The International Association of Firefighters (Polk County Fire Rescue, Local Chapter 3531) will be selling hot dogs and hamburgers, with proceeds used to purchase smoke detectors for PCFR’s “Project S.A.F.E.” (Smoke Alarms for Everyone). Each food item purchased at the grill includes one ticket for a chance to win a Brinkmann 5-burner grill with smoker donated by Home Depot
Touch base with vendors for chances to win door prizes consisting of items to include in family disaster supply kits.
Complete and return the event survey at the Information Table for a chance to win the grand prize, a $599 generator, donated by Lowes Home Improvement.
Kids can make new friends with Sparky the Fire Pup, Ace from the Flying Tigers, and fire safety clowns H20 and EMBER. Fire Rescue Explorers will offer fire education safety stations where kids can learn and earn a prize. They can decorate five-gallon buckets and learn what items to include in their own disaster supply kits. Climb in the bounce house before settling down in the K.I.D.s (Kids in Disaster) Korner where Americorps volunteers will share weather-related stories. Paul Davis Restorations will provide face painting.
This year’s expo is sponsored by Paul Davis Restoration and Remodeling, Magnify Credit Union, Lowes Home Improvement, Home Depot, A-C-T Environmental & Infrastructure, Regal Automotive Group, and Service Master of Polk County.
For more information about the Hurricane Expo, visit www.polk-county.net/hurricaneexpo.
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