Bay Area — National Hurricane Preparedness Week runs from May 5 to 11, and two hurricane expos are being held this weekend. 

The City of Auburndale Hurricane Expo and the Citrus County All Hazards and Hurricane Expo will be held on Saturday. 

At both events guests will get to meet and talk with our Spectrum Bay News 9 weather experts. 

Chief Meteorologist Mike Clay will be at the Citrus County Hurricane Expo and Meteorologist Juli Marquez will be at the Auburndale Hurricane Expo.

Mike and Juli will also be handing out free hurricane guides, weather activity books for kids, and mini hurricane lanterns. 

At both of the events attendees will be able to gain ideas on how to prepare for any type of disaster, especially those related to weather. 

The Citrus County expo will include safety demonstrations, special featured presentation on hurricane preparedness for the vulnerable/disabled population from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., equipment displays, and prizes and giveaways. 

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Crystal River Armory. 

The Auburndale expo will include a meteorologist panel, which Juli Marquez will be a part of, hurricane preparedness information from local vendors, Polk County resource info, and free goodie bags.

The even runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Auburndale Civic Center. 

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