Gulf Shores – The city of Gulf Shores will host its annual Hurricane Preparedness Expo Wednesday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Erie H. Meyer Civic Center, at 1930 W. 2nd St. in Gulf …
Gulf Shores – The city of Gulf Shores will host its annual Hurricane Preparedness Expo Wednesday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Erie H. Meyer Civic Center, at 1930 W. 2nd St. in Gulf Shores.
This free event offers the public an opportunity to educate themselves on hurricane preparedness and the many products and services available before, during and after a storm.
According to Gulf Shores Emergency Management Coordinator Brandan Franklin, the event will feature federal, state and local agencies and several local businesses that specialize in storm products and services.
“A vital part of being prepared is understanding what resources are available,” Franklin said. “This event is set up to provide a one-stop-shop to learn helpful tips and be introduced to the many products and services available to help protect families and their property.”
Several vendors will be in attendance, including Baldwin EMC, Folkers Windows, Island Enclosures, Riviera Utilities, Paris Ace Hardware, Disaster Smart, Gulf Shores Utilities, Alabama Small Business Development Center, American Red Cross, Crowder Gulf and more. Meteorologist John Nodar and Chief Meteorologist Ed Bloodsworth from WKRG’s News 5 Alert Team will be on-site and will give a presentation at noon.
Additionally, the City of Gulf Shores will have several departments on hand to answer questions.
If you are a resident of Gulf Shores and do not have an up-to-date (2023-2024) hurricane decal, this is a great time to obtain one. If you plan on acquiring a Hurricane Decal at the event, you will need to bring a proof of residency or property ownership in the form of a deed, lease or utility bill that bears the street address of the property for which the decal is being purchased, along with a driver’s license for identification purposes. Residents may purchase up to three decals for $5 each. For more information on hurricane decals, visit www.gulfshoresAL.gov/HurricaneDecal.