Orange County 2018 Hurricane Expo to help with hurricane preparedness


Orange County will host its 2018 Hurricane Expo, a free, half-day event that will offer preparedness information for the upcoming hurricane season.

Tom Terry, WFTV-9 chief meteorologist and Apopka resident, will appear at the expo.

The event will be held on Saturday, June 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cypress Creek High School gymnasium, 1101 Bear Crossing Drive, Orlando.

Free preparedness items, including weather radios and first aid kits, will be distributed while supplies last.

Attendees will be able to speak to emergency response and recovery experts from the Orange County Office of Emergency Management.

Representatives will answer questions and provide information on how to respond to flooding, high-wind damage and property loss.

Participants will also learn how to track storms, pack a disaster kit and prepare an emergency plan for themselves and their pets.

Hurricane season begins June 1 and ends November 30, 2018.

A 2018 hurricane expo PSA can be found on YouTube through the Orange TV channel or the below webpage.

For more information, call 407-836-9140, email or visit online at