Wellington Free Hurricane Expo Set For May 6

In preparation for the Atlantic hurricane season, Wellington invites the community to a free Hurricane Expo at the Wellington Community Center (12150 W. Forest Hill Blvd.) on Saturday, May 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with exhibitors and receive information on hurricane preparedness.

During the expo, attendees will learn about trusted sources of information during a storm, as well as how to prepare their families and home for severe weather.

The expo will also feature 20 vendors and presentations covering important safety topics, including a preview of the upcoming hurricane season.

Presenters include: Florida Power & Light’s Ilan Kuafer; a Homeowners’ Insurance Updates by Anne-Marie Batten of Allstate Insurance; a National Weather Service 2023 Hurricane Season Outlook by meteorologist Robert Molleda; American Red Cross Palm Beach and Treasure Coast Executive Director Eric Roby; Solid Waste Authority Chief Operating Officer Patrick Carrol; Michael Jankowski of the Palm Beach County Emergency Management Shelters and Special Needs Registry; and a Wellington Flood Control Seminar by Village Engineer Jonathan Reinsvold.

The expo will also have emergency vehicles on display from the American Red Cross and FPL, along with an interactive photo booth. Free disaster supply kits will be provided while supplies last, sponsored by Ceres Environmental Services, FPL and the Solid Waste Authority. For more info., call (561) 753-2484 or visit www.wellingtonfl.gov/hurricane.