2013 Tampa Bay Hurricane Expo
We hope you will join us for the 2013 Tampa Bay Hurricane Expo at the Museum of Science & Industry on Saturday, June 1, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Personal preparation has always been the focus of our Tampa Bay Hurricane Expo.
Whether it is the 2008 theme - Know Your Zone; Make a Plan – which focused on the importance of knowing your evacuation zone and making an effective plan for you and your family to follow in the event of a hurricane.
The 2009 theme - Run From the Water; Hide From the Wind – which meant that if you were asked to evacuate, you wouldn’t have to travel far. Just get out of the storm surge area and hunker down in a relative, friend, coworker or church member’s home who doesn’t have to evacuate.
The 2010 theme - The First 72 Are Up To You – which meant that after a natural or man-made disaster it is important for families to have the water, food, batteries and other essentials they will need to sustain themselves for at least three days.
Or the 2011 focus on the 90th anniversary of the infamous 1921 hurricane that devastated the Tampa Bay area.
By residents being prepared, our community will recover quicker after a storm.
Or this year's theme of "resiliency" or bouncing back successfully from a disaster. With our slogan this year of "Thrive. Survive. Stay Alive" we are focusing on the importance of taking actions before a major disaster to ensure you can recover successfully and thrive after a storm.
While our local emergency responders are ready for any disaster we face, they still look to you, our residents, to help. So, think sunshine, and we look forward to seeing you in June at the Tampa Bay Hurricane Expo as we all continue to prepare for hurricane season.