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Hurricane Preparedness Program Thursday

JACKSONVILLE — Advice on preparing for the busiest time of the hurricane season is being offered 6 p.m. Thursday in the community room in the city’s Center for Public Safety, 200 Marine Blvd.

An aerial view flooding in Jacksonville. Photo: City of Jacksonville

The Hurricane Preparedness Awareness program is for those who might have just moved into the area or those who want to be better informed about the remainder of the hurricane season and the city’s responses and resources, according to the city.

Tom Lonka, a meteorologist with National Weather Service Forecast Office Newport/Morehead City, will be on hand to present on the current hurricane season and reflect on Hurricane Florence that hit the coast September 2018. He will discuss avoiding the concept of category alone when considering the damage from a hurricane.

Also scheduled to speak are Jacksonville Police and Fire & Emergency Services representatives who will discuss preparedness for all residents, and city representatives will share how to stay connected with information sources during a storm. Other representatives will be available to discuss hurricane preparedness for our community.

Following the about an hour-long program, residents can ask questions of the first responders, city representatives and other presenters.

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