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Hurricane expo to take place in Leland

11:00 p.m. Water Street in downtown Wilmington near the Cape Fear River. (Port City Daily photo/Mark Darrough)
Water Street in downtown Wilmington near the Cape Fear River during Hurricane Dorian. (Port City Daily photo/Mark Darrough)

LELAND — As hurricane season officially gets underway, Leland is preparing to host its second annual Hurricane Expo.

Taking place June 11, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Leland Cultural Arts Center (1212 Magnolia Village Way), the free expo includes workshops and presentations on flooding, insurance and stormwater management. It also will include a Q&A with town staff and state and federal public safety officials.

Participating agencies include Leland police, fire/rescue, public services, Brunswick County Emergency Services, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, American Red Cross, N.C. Cooperative Extension Agency, N.C. Department of Insurance, Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry, WWAY TV3, and H2GO. 

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

Locals are welcome to submit questions here by June 5. 

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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