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Gloucester Gears Up For Hurricane Season With a Preparedness Expo

The Gloucester Emergency Management Department will host a Hurricane Preparedness Expo on Saturday, Aug. 7. (Courtesy of Gloucester Public Information)

GLOUCESTER — Gloucester County Emergency Management Department (GCEM) wants its residents to make sure they are prepared hurricane season. As a result, GCEM will host a Preparedness Expo at the Gloucester Home Depot on Aug. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

It will coincide with the state sales tax-free weekend and the event will have feature the latest hurricane preparedness information, materials and activities to get people ready for a big storm.

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“As the potential for tropical storms really gears up in this area in the late summer and early fall, we encourage all of our residents to stop by the Expo and make sure they have all of the materials necessary to withstand a severe weather event.” said Brett Major, Gloucester’s Emergency Management Coordinator. “Even if you can’t come to the Expo, there are still many ways all of our residents can be prepared.”

Gloucester residents can find more information on the website for the county’s Emergency Management department.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts that this season will be particularly active.

For more information on storm preparedness, go to the Virginia Department of Emergency Management’s website.


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