Hernando County Hurricane Expo is June 3

Hurricane season is June 1 through November 30. Learn how to prepare by attending the 2017 Hernando County Hurricane & Safety Expo, Saturday, June 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will take place at Challenger K8 School located at 13400 Elgin Blvd. in Spring Hill.

Expo highlights include exhibits featuring hurricane safety information and a presentation and forecast from News Channel 8 meteorologist Ed Bloodsworth. Also, a National Weather Service-Tampa Bay Area SKYWARN® weather spotter training will be offered to a limited number of participants. Please pre-register for this class by calling (352) 754-4083.

 Visit the Hernando County Emergency Management’s new website at www.HernandoCounty.us/em for all-hazards disaster planning information and resources. The webpage includes news and notices, hurricane checklists, as well as extreme weather and sheltering information.

 2017 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday

Starting at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, June 2, 2017 and ending at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, June 4, 2017 qualifying items related to disaster preparedness are exempt from sales tax. However, the sales tax holiday does not apply to the rental or repair of any of the qualifying items. Additionally, the sales tax holiday does not apply to sales in a theme park, entertainment complex, public lodging establishment or airport. Visit www.floridarevenue.com for more information and a list of qualifying items.

 Hernando County Emergency Management strongly encourages all residents to take the time to prepare now, before a disaster occurs. For information or questions related to disaster preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation, please visit www.HernandoCounty.us/em or call (352) 754-4083.