August 3, 2006

HURRICANE WATCH: EXPO to Prepare and Protect Residents of Hampton Roads and North East North Carolina

NORFOLK -- The 13NEWS WEATHER LAB joins forces with more than 15 local emergency preparedness departments for the HURRICANE WATCH: EXPO.

The public is invited to this free and informative event. Saturday, August 12th from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at MacArthur Center. "It's one big day, and a great way to get all these representatives together in one place," said 13NEWS Meteorologist Craig Moeller.

"Now, as this hurricane season enters the active months, it's more important than ever to ask questions of these professionals. They plan everyday for various scenarios and can be a valuable asset in making the best decision for your family and yourself," said 13NEWS Meteorologist Evan Stewart.

"I encourage everyone to stop by and visit. I look forward to seeing folks who want to learn how to prepare for a hurricane and to answering their questions," said 13NEWS Meteorologist Julie Wilcox. "It's about being ready with a plan and I'm excited the HURRICANE WATCH: EXPO is able to provide valuable and useful information." Wilcox added.

The cities and departments represented include the Norfolk Emergency Preparedness & Response, Norfolk Public Health Department, Norfolk Police Department, Norfolk Fire Department, Norfolk Public Works, Norfolk Information Technology, Norfolk Animal Control / SPCA, Norfolk Department on Disabilities, CERT (Community Emergency Response Teams), City of Chesapeake, City of Virginia Beach, City of Suffolk, Virginia Department of Emergency Management, Virginia Department of Transportation, American Red Cross and the Salvation Army. MacArthur Center store's Brookstone and Radio Shack will also be on site with product demonstrations.

Media outlets and residents can also download a .pdf of HURRICANE WATCH by visiting: http://www.wvec.com/weather/hurricane/

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