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Getting ready for hurricane season
EMA at Lowe's
Dozens of people flocked to a hurricane preparedness expo at Lowe’s in Hinesville last week to learn how to stay safe and for a chance to win raffle prizes. - photo by By Lawrence Dorsey

The Liberty County Emergency Management Agency (LCEMA) partnered with Lowe’s to host this year’s Hurricane Preparedness Expo. 

The event was held in the Lowe’s parking lot amid canopy tents crowded with patrons trying to get shaded relief from the scorching sun. Vendors such as Georgia Power, the Georgia Farm Bureau, and SERVPRO were out in full force, alternating between passing out information to prepare for any future storms, and giving out trinkets or tickets. Some vendors like WTOC handed out pens and magnets to passersby, while others like Floyd’s Tree Service offered raffle tickets for a $50 Lowe’s gift card. 

The LCEMA was handing out raffle tickets as well, one of their prizes being a hand crank radio. 

The turnout for this year’s expo was better than last year, according to LCEMA Director Larry Logan. He told the Courier that this was due to better advertisement. The event was advertised through TV and Facebook ads to ensure that as many people as possible got the message.

The Liberty Regional Medical Center was out in force as well with an abundance of checklists and guides on how to take care of loved ones. 

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2019 LCEMA Hurricane Preparedness Expo

By: By Lawrence Dorsey
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