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Leland Hurricane Expo

June marks the beginning of hurricane season, and though we can’t control nature’s storms, we can do our best to be as prepared for them as possible. The winds and flooding associated with hurricanes and tropical storms affect areas far inland from the storms’ landfall positions, so those living in the Leland area need to know all they can about storm preparation and safety. The town of Leland is here to help with its 2023 Leland Hurricane Expo to be held Saturday, June 10 from 10 am - 2 pm at the Leland Cultural Arts Center, 1212 Magnolia Village Way.

The goal of this third-annual expo is to ensure residents are ready should a hurricane impact our region by offering a one stop shop for emergency resources, and to answer all their hurricane and storm-related questions, said town of Leland Communications Manager Jessica Jewell.

Events will include vendors and “touch-a-truck” throughout the day, workshops on the hurricane season outlook from the National Weather Service, and presentations on flooding, insurance, and stormwater management from town staff at 10:30 am , 11:30 am, and 1:30 pm. Town staff and public safety officials will also host a question and answer session at 12:30 pm. Submit questions for the panel to Emergency Management Chief John Grimes via email at Submit questions for the panel to Emergency Management Chief John Grimes via email at

“The time to prepare for a possible hurricane is now, and preparation begins with knowledge,” Chief Grimes said. “Since its inception, the Hurricane Expo has proven to be a critical tool in ensuringthousands of our community members, whether brand-new or lifelong residents, are prepared for the potential impacts of hurricane season.”

Participants in the event include town of Leland staff from Fire/Rescue, Police, Public Services, and Planning and Inspections departments; Brunswick County Emergency Services; Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office; Red Cross; NC Cooperative Extension Agency; NC Department of Insurance; Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry; and WWAY TV3.

We hope everyone will take this opportunity to get their questions answered and get ready for whatever comes our way this year.


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