Stormfest blows into Wilmington and it's FREE!

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Want something FREE to do on Saturday June 12th? With hurricane season approaching, WECT wants to make sure residents are prepared for the possibility of tropical weather.

Wilmington Stormfest 2010 will be held Saturday, June 12 at the Cape Fear Museum from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.  Come down and join WECT Meteorologists Robb Ellis and Colin Hackman at this free event.

Drop by the WECT booth for:
-Try your hand at forecasting on a green screen
-Hourly giveaways and prize packs
-Meet the First Alert Weather Team
-Weather radio programming : Bring your weather radio for FREE programming!
-Interactive Radar and Hurricane Tracker from
-And don't forget to pick up your Hurricane Survival Guide!

The panels for the day include:
11:00 AM - SKYWARN Training Session
Offered by meteorologists from the Wilmington NWS office.  Free training about severe weather, how to identify severe thunderstorms and tornadoes, and how to report severe weather to the National Weather Service.

1:00 PM - Ask The Experts Panel
Meteorologists from WECT, the National Weather Service Wilmington office, and other media outlets will be on hand to answer your questions.

2:00 PM - Emergency Managers and Responders Panel
Come ask questions about hurricane preparedness and what to do before, during, and after a storm.

Other participants also include:
-The American Red Cross 
-Azalea Coast Amateur Radio Club
-Mark Suddeth, storm chaser from
-New Hanover County Public Library
-New Hanover County Emergency Management
-New Hanover Regional Medical Center
-Pender County Emergency Management
-The United States Coast Guard, Marine Safety Unit
-Other local media outlets

Again, StormFest will be at The Cape Fear Museum located at 814 Market Street in Wilmington this Saturday starting at 10 AM and lasting till 4 PM.  Admission for this event is free.

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