2012 Tampa Bay Hurricane Expo
Friday June 1st starts the 2012 Hurricane season and the 2012 Tampa Bay Hurricane Expo will be held at the Museum of Science & Industry on Saturday, June 2, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tampa Bay Hurricane Expo attendees can enter to win an iPad 2, free weather radios and more – details in the program of the event. For more information on the event click here.
Personal preparation has always been the focus of the 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.
Or 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.
The 2011 expo focused on the 90th anniversary of the infamous 1921 hurricane that devastated the Tampa Bay area. By residents being prepared, the community will recover quicker after a storm.
While local emergency responders are ready for any disaster they face, they still look to you to help.
News & Information
It’s never too late to get prepared for hurricane season. These Past Hurricane Expo themes can help:
2008 – Know your Zone, Make a Plan
2009 – Hide from the Water; Run from the Wind
2010 – The First 72 Are Up to You
As a family project, you can research how to prepare for and be safe during hurricane season, and for a family outing, head on over to MOSI to experience Disasterville featuring WeatherQuest, a 10,000-square-foot exhibition on floods, hail, lightning, tsunamis and volcanoes, including immersion theaters that demonstrate what it’s like to be in an earthquake, hurricane, tornado and wildfire. Sometimes the visual impact of this exhibit can strengthen and reinforce the messages learned from the City and County emergency management sites.
Important Hurricane Information Links:
- How can I find my evacuation zone?
- If I don’t own a means of transportation, how can I evacuate?
- How can I prepare my special needs, elderly or disabled family member?
- How should I plan to keep my pet(s) safe?
- Where are the Hurricane Shelters?
- Where can I get a copy of the 2012 Hurricane Guide?