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2013 Tampa Bay Hurricane Expo blows into town this weekend
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2013 Tampa Bay Hurricane Expo blows into town this weekend


Tampa Bay, Florida-- The City of Tampa and Hillsborough County, in partnership with MOSI, will host the 2013 Tampa Bay Hurricane Expo from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, at the Museum of Science & Industry. .

The following individuals will serve as experts during the expo: 

  • Chief Tom Forward of the Tampa Fire Rescue
  • Brian LaMarre from the National Weather Service
  • Preston Cook from Hillsborough County Emergency Management
  • Urban Search and Rescue canine unit
  • Hillsborough County Fire Rescue representatives with their Mobile Command Vehicle
  • Janet McGuire, Florida West Coast Red Cross with its Emergency Response Vehicle
  • Michael Rimoldi of Bracken Engineering to talk about how to strengthen your home
  • Michael Laughlin, survivor of Hurricane Andrew and participant in Expo's disaster preparedness panel

Admission to the Tampa Bay Hurricane Expo is FREE, and will include access to MOSI’s Astronaut Training Adventure. In addition, Tampa Bay Hurricane Expo guests can enjoy MOSI exhibit galleries and one standard IMAX® Dome Theatre* film for only $8 per person (children under 2 admitted FREE). *Special engagement films and exhibits, including Sea Monsters Revealed, are not included.

At the EXPO, attendees will learn what to do before, during and after a storm. Residents will learn the importance of having a solid disaster plan in place well in advance so that they can quickly recover after a storm. Additionally, Radio Disney has partnered with the Expo and will provide kid-friendly entertainment, games and other activities, while the adults enjoy a variety of speakers and vendors. Attendees also will have the chance to win one of two Kindle Fire HDs.

Tampa Bay Hurricane Expo attendees will be able to attend question-and-answer weather panels, held at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., to hear from meteorologists representing local news stations and the National Weather Service. Additionally, a resiliency/survivor’s panel will be held at 10 a.m. where guests can hear real stories from people who have experienced and recovered from a disaster, along with expert advice on preparation techniques to protect themselves and their home.

For more information and the latest news on the Tampa Bay Hurricane Expo or to become a vendor/sponsor, visit www.TampaBayHurricaneExpo.com.


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