Orange County Hurricane Expo Provides Hurricane Preparedness Information

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Orange County encourages residents to be prepared this hurricane season by taking steps to “Be Ready” and reduce their risk of damage

Orange County can help residents prepare for the upcoming storm season during the 2014 Hurricane Expo on May 31, at Barnett Park, 4603 W. Colonial Dr., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The free, one-day event will offer preparedness information, live demonstrations and hands-on training at the Barnett Park Gymnasium.  Free preparedness items, including weather radios and first aid kits, will be distributed while supplies last.

Attendees will learn from emergency response and recovery experts from the National Weather Service and Federal Emergency Management Agency. Representatives will answer questions and provide information on how to survive and deal with floods, high wind damage and property loss.

Participants will also learn how to track storms, pack a disaster kit, administer first aid, perform compression only CPR and prepare an emergency plan for their pets.

Hurricane season begins June 1 and ends November 30, 2014.

WHAT:                 Orange County Hurricane Expo 2014

WHERE:               Barnett Park Gymnasium

4603 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32808

WHEN:                Saturday, May 31, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WHY:                    Free event offers preparedness information, demonstrations and training.

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About Orange County Government: Orange County Government strives to serve its citizens and guests with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. Located in Central Florida, Orange County includes 13 municipalities and is home to world famous theme parks, the nation’s second largest convention center, and a thriving life science research park. Seven elected members make up the Board of County Commissioners including the Mayor who is elected countywide. For more information please visit www.OCFL.net or go to the Orange County facebook and twitter pages.