Brazoria County to host annual Hurricane Preparedness Expo

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By KAROLYN GEPHART

The annual Brazoria County Hurricane Expo will be held July 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Brazoria County Fair Grounds. The event is a family fun day and helps the county residents be ready, with a plan for emergency weather conditions.

People can visit with area responders, view Emergency Vehicles and equipment displays, and listen to presenters from the National Weather Service. Emergency preparedness for family and pets will be available.

The Expo will offer kids programs from the Ready Heroes, provide free hotdogs, drinks, cotton candy and popcorn and much more.

Door prizes and goody bags will also be part of the event.

Parking and admission are both free.

Brazoria County Fairgrounds is located at 901 S. Downing in Angleton.

To assist all county residents, Brazoria County’s Hurricane Preparedness Guide will be mailed to every Brazoria County resident by the end of June.

Sponsors include CAER (Community Awareness and Emergency Response), Velasco Drainage District of Brazoria County and HEB.

Partners include the City of Alvin, City of Pearland, the City of Angleton, the City of Freeport, City of Lake Jackson, Homeland Preparedness Project, Brazoria County Office of Emergency Management and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service—Brazoria.

If you need any information or would like to become a vendor at this event, please contact Sharon Trower, Brazoria County Public Information Officer at 979-864-1200.

For more information, go to http://brazoriacountytx.gov/departments/emergency-management.

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