The Weather Authority’s Chief Meteorologist Matt Devitt speaks at Cape Coral Hurricane Expo

Author: Carolyn Dolcimascolo
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The tropical moisture we’ve seen lately is a big reminder that we are in hurricane season. And now is the time to prepare.

Cape Coral‘s Hurricane Preparedness Expo is a great place to get started or to fortify your plan.

It will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the German American Social Club of Cape Coral, located at 2101 SW Pine Island Road.

More than 20 organizations attended, including representatives from LCEC, the National Weather Service, first responders, the United Way, and others.

The Weather Authority’s Chief Meteorologist Matt Devitt presented the 2024 Hurricane Season Outlook from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m., followed by a preparedness question-and-answer session with city emergency management officials.

German-American Social Club of Cape Coral. (Credit: WINK News)

You can also pick up a WINK News Hurricane Guide and a rain gauge while you’re there.

According to the City, there will be giveaways throughout the event, and the Expo is free and open to the public.

Meteorologists have predicted a well above-average season this year.

On Tuesday, Colorado State University released an updated forecast for the 2024 season:

  • 23 named storms
  • 11 will become hurricanes
  • 5 will reach major hurricane status

Hurricane Season runs through November 30.

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