Jun 16, 2016
by Zackary Graham
The 2016 Atlantic hurricane season is a current event in the annual tropical cyclone season in the northern hemisphere. The season officially began on June 1, 2016, and will end on November 30, 2016. Are you prepared?
Leon County invites you to the "Build Your Bucket "event on Saturday June 18, 2016 at the Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross located at 1115 Easter Wood Drive from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The first 250 people to attend will receive a free bucket and critical starter supplies.
Participants will learn about all hazards disaster preparedness. Children participating in the project will each receive a preparedness toolkit, which includes a 'My Preparedness Workbook' and personalized pillowcase with suggested items to include in case of emergency.
The Leon Volunteer Summer Youth Program helped to set up this event a day prior to this event. The event helps you have a preparedness bucket and learn how to stay safe during an emergency. The bucket comes with essential items such as duct tape, first aid kits, flashlights, and an important list of contacts you can use in the case of any emergency.
For more information about preparing you and your family for the 2016 hurricane season visit