Cover the Bases…Prepare for Hurricane Season at Annual Expo

This isn’t necessarily PR-related, but we here in Polk County understand the importance of hurricane preparedness. So we’re sharing this information about the upcoming live Hurricane Expo Webcast:

Polk County residents are encouraged to attend the annual Hurricane Expo on June 4, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Winter Haven Orange Dome. Speak to area experts and vendors about hurricane readiness. The event features children’s activities, hotdog/hamburger sales, and a chance to visit with Sparky the Fire Pup, Fire Clowns Ember and H2O, and other safety representatives.

Can’t make it to the expo site? Participate online! Simply log onto our site the day of the expo and watch the presentations, submit questions and comments, engage in online polls, and share personal hurricane stories. The webcast sites will open on Friday, June 3, with readiness information, poll questions, and a speaker itinerary.

Live presentations include: opening remarks at 9 a.m.; Dan Noah, National Weather Service Ruskin, 10 a.m.; Paul Dellegatto, Fox 13 Chief Meteorologist, 11 a.m.; Josh Linker, Bay News 9 Meteorologist 12 p.m.; and Chris Suchan, STSP 10 News Meteorologist, 1 p.m.

In between these main presentations, exhibiting vendors will provide live information about hurricane readiness services, products and tips. Online participants can use this opportunity to ask questions about product safety, sandbagging, window shuttering, volunteering, and more.
Those without internet access can watch the live presentations on PGTV, Bright House 622, Comcast 5 and Verizon 20.

For more information on the Hurricane Expo and or to see the day’s schedule, visit For the list of webcast host sites, log onto
This year’s Hurricane Expo is sponsored by Paul Davis Restoration and Remodeling, Magnify Credit Union, Lowes Home Improvement, Home Depot, A-C-T Environmental & Infrastructure, Regal Automotive Group, and Service Master of Polk County.