The 2013 Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1, and forecasters are predicting the season to be more active than normal, with 18 named storms and nine hurricanes, four of which are likely to be category three or higher.
To help area residents prepare in advance for these potential weather related disasters, Worcester County Emergency Services, along with Ocean City Emergency Services, will host Hurricane Preparedness Day at WalMart in Berlin on Saturday.
Both the Worcester County Special Operations Trailer and the Ocean City Mobile Command Post will be on display that day, as well as apparatus from the Ocean City Beach Patrol and area police, fire and EMS agencies. WCES, OCES and Walmart officials will host an emergency preparedness scavenger hunt as well, and one lucky winner will walk away with a weather radio.
The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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