The Town of Leland will host its second annual Hurricane Expo on Saturday, June 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Leland Cultural Arts Center, located at 1212 Magnolia Village Way.
This year, the Hurricane Expo will feature workshops on the hurricane season outlook, a question and answer panel with Town staff and public safety officials, and presentations on flooding, insurance, and stormwater management. The goal is to ensure residents are ready should a hurricane impact our region by offering a one stop shop for emergency resources and to answer all their hurricane and storm-related questions.
“A prepared community is a resilient community and preparation begins with knowledge. The Hurricane Expo is designed to make key stakeholders and partner agencies available to our citizens,” Emergency Management Chief John Grimes said. “Citizens from not only the Town but surrounding communities may come to the Hurricane Expo to receive information and training from local, state, and federal experts on what to expect and prepare for in the coming hurricane season.”
We need your input to guide our panel comprised of Town staff and public safety officials. Submit your questions to prepare for hurricane season using this form by June 5.
Town of Leland staff from Fire/Rescue, Police, Public Services, and Planning and Inspections departments will be part of the Hurricane Expo. Other participating agencies include Brunswick County Emergency Services, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, American Red Cross, N.C. Cooperative Extension Agency, N.C. Department of Insurance, Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry, WWAY TV3, and H2GO.