Hurricane Preparedness & Safety Expo is Sat. May 22

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As the 2010 hurricane season approaches, The Shops at Sunset Place, one of South Miami’s leading retail and entertainment destinations, will be hosting its Hurricane Preparedness & Safety Expo on Saturday, May 22, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. This freeto- the-public event will inform the general public about hurricane hazards and provide knowledge that can be used to take action before, during and after a storm, in addition to important safety measures that all families can use.

The Hurricane Preparation & Safety Expo will offer something for everyone featuring The Home Depot’s How-to Workshops. You can attend a free series of disaster preparedness clinics sponsored by The Home Depot. Interactive clinics will showcase how to create a personal or family evacuation plan, describe the necessary tools, equipment and materials you’ll need to secure your home, know what resources are available and how to get more information, know what to do before, during and after a hurricane and much more. Workshop leaders will walk you through step-by-step procedures for safeguarding your home.

This free-to-the-public event will help parents teach their kids to play it safe with participation from Citizen’s Crime Watch, who will welcome kids to have their photos taken with McGruff the Crime Dog. The South Miami Police Department and The American Red Cross of Greater Miami & the Keys will be on hand to provide free DNA kits for fingerprinting, teach families about safety, and display a police vehicle and an Emergency Response vehicle.

“The Shops at Sunset Place’s Hurricane Preparedness & Safety Expo is dedicated to building a safer community through communication, awareness and commitment to action,” said Claudia Marquez, director of mall marketing and business development at The Shops at Sunset Place. “We strive to be an important part of the community by providing ongoing programs and events that improve the quality of life for both shoppers and employees.”

For more information about the event, contact Claudia Marquez at 305-663-0482 or via email at

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