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Posted on: April 3, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Carteret County to hold annual Hurricane Preparedness Expo

Hurricane Expo 2023

CARTERET COUNTY, NC (April 3, 2023) – The annual Hurricane Preparedness Expo will take place in Carteret County on Monday, May 1, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Crystal Coast Civic Center, located at 3505 Arendell Street in Morehead City.

This free event is family-friendly and offers the public an opportunity to educate themselves on hurricane preparedness and the many products and services available before, during, and after a storm.

“Citizens from not only the county but surrounding communities may come to the Hurricane Preparedness Expo to receive information from local, state and federal experts on what to expect and prepare for in the coming hurricane season,” said Emergency Management Coordinator, Aaron Stryker. “We’re hoping to better prepare and educate residents on the things they need to do to get ready for hurricane season.”

Hurricane season begins June 1 and runs through Nov. 30. Being prepared is the key to protecting your home and loved ones during a severe storm. This year’s expo will focus on education and will include informative presentations from meteorologists, local emergency managers, county staff and key community organizations.

Several vendors will be in attendance, including Martha’s Mission, Crystal Coast Habitat for Humanity, Carteret Local Food Network, VolunteerNC, Legal Aid of NC, United Way of Coastal Carolina and more.

Additionally, the County of Carteret will have several departments on hand to answer questions.

This year’s event organizers are Carteret County Emergency Services, US National Weather Service at Newport/Morehead City, and Carteret Long Term Recovery Alliance. 

For more information regarding the Carteret County Hurricane Preparedness Expo, please contact Aaron Stryker at 252-222-5841 or aaron.stryker@carteretcountync.gov.

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