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Gloucester County Hurricane Preparedness Expo Scheduled for August

(Courtesy of Gloucester County)

GLOUCESTER — Gloucester County’s Emergency Management Department and partners are gearing up to host a Hurricane Preparedness Expo on Saturday, Aug. 6 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Gloucester Home Depot Store.

The Expo will provide information from the county regarding what to do to prepare for a storm.

“We appreciate our partnership with Home Depot on hosting this Expo, and we really hope the public will come out and pay us a visit and have some fun – all while learning about what they can do to prepare for not only hurricanes, but disasters of any kind,” said Jane Wenner, Gloucester’s Emergency Management Coordinator.

Residents will also have an opportunity to sign up for Bee Alert, Gloucester’s new emergency notification system, and assistance for Spanish-speaking residents will also be available onsite.

The LifeEvac helicopter and members of the Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad, Inc. will be present with various apparatus. 

In addition to educational resources, there will be snow cones, popcorn, and a limited number of hot dogs for refreshments. Additional activities will include face painting and the Home Depot’s kids’ clinic. Special appearances will also be made by Chick-Fil-A, among others.

The Expo coincides with Virginia’s Sales Tax Holiday, so patrons can purchase hurricane and emergency preparedness items without paying sales tax.

For more information on the Expo, contact Gloucester’s Emergency Management Department at 804-693-1390 or DEM@gloucesterva.info.

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