COCOA – The City of Cocoa will be hosting a Hurricane Preparedness Expo at Cocoa City Hall on Thursday, June 27, from 4-6 p.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from city departments and Brevard County Emergency Management on ways to be prepared this hurricane season and build a preparedness kit.

This event will help residents and business owners learn what they need to stay connected to the latest emergency information and be prepared for an approaching storm. City departments such as Communications, Community Services, Utilities, Public Works, Fire Safety and Police will be on hand to educate and inform residents about hurricane safety and preparedness. Brevard County Emergency Management will also be on hand for all of the latest information from the county’s disaster management source.

The first 100 families to attend this event will be able to visit with each table and collect a piece of a hurricane preparedness kit. The kit will include items such as important contact information, first aid supplies, a bottle of Cocoa water, sand bags, a charging bank, a document folder and a mini flashlight.

“This is an important event to help communicate with our residents the value of being prepared ahead of a storm. Our citizens and business owners need to know how to get the most up to date information regarding closures, evacuations, debris collection, and more," said Jake Williams, Jr., Cocoa Mayor "The City of Cocoa wants all of our residents to be safe and ready if a storm approaches our community,”

The City of Cocoa has a number of preparedness tips, videos and information online at www.CocoaFL.org/Hurricane. Residents should also make sure they are following the City of Cocoa on social media @CityofCocoa on Facebook, Twitter, You Tube and Next Door for the latest disaster related information.

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