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John Patrick, chief meteorologist with ABC-7, will highlight a free seminar being offered by the Players Circle Theater at The Shell Factory and Nature Park, 16554 N. Cleveland Ave., North Fort Myers, on Tuesday, May 17, beginning at 10:00 a.m. The seminar will provide an emphasis on preparation for the hurricane season and recovery procedures should we have a hurricane or other major emergency.

Patrick’s presentation and representatives of Lee County Emergency Management, the Red Cross, United Way, and the U.S. Post Office will cover topics such as what a hurricane is, when to evacuate, flood damage and storm surge, shelters, (including pet shelters), how to prepare a hurricane kit, what happens after a hurricane, insurance needs, and how to find relief assistance.

A representative of the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Center will provide signing. The Fort Myers Amateur Radio Club will demonstrate how they can benefit the entire community through their radio connections. A representative from the United Way will provide information about volunteer needs. Representatives of the Shell Factory and Players Circle Theatre will also provide information.

The seminar is free to the public. Parking is also free. Participants will be able to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the seminar. Door prizes will be offered by the participating businesses. Registration is not required.

Additional information about the hurricane seminar may be obtained by contacting Jody Van Cooney, [email protected] or 239-590-6416.

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