Prepare for Hurricane Season Now During This Free, Educational and Fun-Filled Expo
Hurricane season begins June 1, and continues through the end of November. With June nearly upon us, this weekend offers the perfect opportunity for residents to design a reliable and solid disaster plan. Don’t wait until it’s too late to ensure the safety and peace of mind of family members. Knowing the most efficient evacuation route helps eliminate unnecessary worry, reduces stress levels and aggravating delays when severe weather does strike, and during a powerful hurricane it could potentially save lives.
That is why, during a hurricane evacuation, HART buses run special evacuation routes for people who need transportation to shelters. These routes are provided to assist those who have no other options for getting to safety and are a critical lifeline.
Learn what to do when in need of public transportation before a storm, find printable evacuation preparedness plans and maps, and get other valuable free “need to know” info by visiting the HART Emergency Evacuation Service website, www.gohart.org
To help, HART encourages everyone to attend the exciting and highly informative Tampa Bay Hurricane Expo held 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 31, at the Museum of Science & Industry; 4801 E Fowler Ave. Admission to the Tampa Bay Hurricane Expo is free. The theme of this year’s event is “Are you Ready Tampa Bay?” It’s never too late to get prepared for hurricane season. Several activities that can help people of all ages will be offered:
Dozens of exhibits, including a HART informational table, take the mystery out of storm season preparation and make family disaster planning easier and less complicated. Those who attend will learn what key actions to take in the event of a major disaster to keep themselves, their families, and their pets safe and sound.
Enjoy an educational event for the entire community, with kid-friendly entertainment, games, and other activities. Adults and children will enjoy a display of various vehicles from first-responder agencies.
A resiliency/survivor’s panel will take place at 10:00 a.m. where guests can hear real stories from people who have experienced and recovered from a disaster, along with expert advice and preparation techniques to protect themselves and their homes. Then at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. hear from professional meteorologists and ask them questions during a Q&A panel discussion.