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Partnerships, Preparedness Highlight Third Annual Four Corners Hurricane Expo

RELEASE DATE: June 4, 2009

DAVENPORT — Join Lake, Orange, Osceola and Polk counties as they partner to host the Third Annual Four Corners Hurricane Expo on Saturday, June 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Community of Faith, located at 9120 Student Drive, Davenport.

This free hurricane expo will feature informational stations and booths from a variety of agencies, including emergency management offices, fire departments and disaster volunteer organizations. The expo will also include hands-on activities and presentations from emergency responders on a variety of topics, including weather radios, food safety, children coping with disasters, and creating and maintaining a disaster supply kit.

In addition to the hurricane-preparedness information available at the expo, various emergency-response vehicles and apparatus will be on display.

“When it comes to disaster readiness, everyone has a part to play. At this expo, we can reach out to our communities and help our citizens and neighbors know what to expect, and how to pre-act and react,” said Jerry Smith, Director of Lake County Emergency Management Division. “With the right kind of planning and preparation, many would-be disasters can be mitigated, or downgraded, greatly. It really pays to be educated.”

Hundreds of residents from Lake, Orange, Osceola and Polk counties attended the first two Four Corners Hurricane Expos, held in Polk and Lake Counties, respectively. A different county in the Four Corners area will host the event each year, with this year’s honor going to Osceola County.

For more information about the Four Corners Hurricane Expo, please call the Osceola County Office of Emergency Management at 407-742-9000 or log on to www.osceola.org.


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