First Alert Weather Team will be at Chatham County Hurricane Expo this weekend

Published: Jun. 6, 2022 at 12:49 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 10, 2022 at 12:25 PM EDT
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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - Join the WTOC First Alert Weather team this Saturday at the Oglethorpe Mall for a hurricane expo.

WTOC will be there with Chatham Emergency Management Agency, the Georgia Insurance Commission, Home Depot and other great organizations for the annual Chatham County Hurricane Expo.

The event will be from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Oglethorpe Mall at 7804 Abercorn Extension.

The event is back in-person after two years of pandemic adjusted events.

“This has been going on for the better part of 30 years,” CEMA Emergency Management Coordinator Chelsea Sawyer said. “This is one of my favorite events that I do every single year, so when we had to take off for 2020 and 2021 it was honestly really devastating.”

Because of that, excitement has only increased. Just like expos past you’ll get to meet our First Alert Weather team and interact with hurricane response equipment.

“CEMA is bringing out our mobile emergency operations center, we call it our MEOC,” Sawyer said.

That’s a firetruck and a half long command center you’ll have an opportunity to tour! If you’ve been to expos past, you know this is event while a lot of fun, includes educational sessions, too.

“Everyone’s going to have the opportunity to hear from local experts, state experts, about how they can prepare,” Sawyer said.

That’ll include workshops every half hour on everything from insurance to flood zones.

There will be prizes, including hurricane buckets and a generator.

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