Each year ahead of hurricane season, the Town of Leland hosts a Hurricane Expo. The goal of the Hurricane Expo is to ensure residents are prepared for a potential hurricane by offering a one stop shop for emergency resources, answering any storm-related questions, and making key stakeholders and partner agencies available to citizens. Residents receive valuable information and training from local, state, and federal experts on what to expect and how to prepare ahead of hurricane season.
The Hurricane Expo has included workshops covering the hurricane season outlook from the National Weather Service, workshops on flood insurance and stormwater management, a question and answer panel with public safety officials, and information from various organizations to help residents prepare. The Town is grateful for participation from the following participating agencies over the years: Town of Leland staff from Fire/Rescue, Police, Public Services, and Planning and Inspections departments; Brunswick County Emergency Services; Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office; Brunswick County Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster; National Weather Service; Legal Aid of North Carolina; Red Cross; N.C. Cooperative Extension Agency; and WWAY-TV.
Save the date for the fourth annual Hurricane Expo on Saturday, June 8, 2024. More details will be available in the months approaching the event. Please contact Emergency Management Chief John Grimes via email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.