Orange County Government, Florida
Doreen Overstreet, Orange County Communications Division
(407) 836-5301 or Doreen.Overstreet@ocfl.net
01 May 2015
Orange County Hurricane Expo Provides Hurricane Preparedness Information

Orange County, FL – 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 2015 Hurricane Expo on June 6 at the Central Florida Fairgrounds, 4603 W. Colonial Dr., from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The free, one-day event will offer preparedness information. 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 the Florida Division of Emergency Management. 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, perform compression-only CPR and prepare an emergency plan for their pets.

Hurricane season begins June 1 and ends November 30, 2015.

What: Orange County Hurricane Expo 2015
Where: Central Florida Fairgrounds (the Craft Building)
4603 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32808
When: Saturday, June 6, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Why: Free event offers preparedness information and items
More Info: (407) 836-9140

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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.