On June 4th, 2017, Hillsborough County Fire Rescue hosted the 2017 Hurricane Expo at Westshore Plaza mall. Prior to this event, USF CERT members assisted the county with putting together over 500 hurricane supply kits on Friday, June 3rd. These kits included emergency supplies, first aid kits, a water bottle, pens and a weather radio.
These were handed out to residents who came to the Expo on Saturday.In order to earn a kit, residents had to talk with certain agencies at the Expo.
Some agencies at the event included:
- Hillsborough County Fire Rescue
- American Red Cross
- FL Department of Health
- Citizen Corp Council
- CERT Teams
- HC Office of Emergency Management
- National Weather Service
- HC Public Utilities
- City of Tampa Emergency Management
- USF Emergency Management
- City of Temple Terrace
- Florida 411
- HART Line
USF CERT helped out in way they could. Our volunteer's helped vendors set up, run errands, and take down their tables. Some members worked tables like the Kid Zone or Touch a Truck.
We would like to thank our CERT members, officers and other volunteers who came out and helped supported these events. We appreciate your time and commitment to making our community a better place.