A hurricane exhibit will be held in Leland

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Water Street in downtown Wilmington near the Cape Fear River during Hurricane Dorian. (Photo from Port City Daily/Mark Darrough)

LELAND — As hurricane season officially begins next week, Leland will prepare to host its second annual Hurricane Expo.

Taking place June 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Leland Cultural Arts Center (1212 Magnolia Village Way), the free exhibit includes workshops and presentations on flooding, insurance and stormwater management. It will also include a question-and-answer session with city staff and state and federal public safety officials.

Participating agencies include Leland Police, Fire/Rescue, Utilities, Brunswick County Emergency Services, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, American Red Cross, Cooperative Extension Agency North Carolina Department of Insurance, Wilmington Area Department of Reconstruction, WWAY TV3 and H2GO.

“A prepared community is a resilient community and preparation begins with knowledge”, John Grimes, chief of emergency management, said.

Locals are invited to submit questions here before June 5.


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