Storm Prep Expo free this weekend 5/30/09

The free 2009 Storm Prep Expo will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 30, and Sunday, May 31, at the Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive, Hall D.

Storm Prep Expo is a not-for-profit event run by the American Red Cross of Greater Miami & The Keys and the Miami-Dade County Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security aimed at raising hurricane preparedness awareness among Miami-Dade County residents.

Residents can learn about products and services offered by local companies that will help get them ready for hurricane season. There will also be safety workshops led by police and fire-rescue officials.

Special guests will include Miami Heat star Alonzo Mourning, former National Hurricane Center Director Max Mayfield and Chief Meteorologists from WFOR-Channel 4, WTVJ-Channel 6, WSVN-Channel 7, WPLG-Channel 10, WLTV-Channel 23 and WJAN-Channel 41.