Have Fun this Weekend at Celebrate Fairfax … And Learn About Hurricane Preparedness
This weekend, June 8-10, at Celebrate Fairfax, the county’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) will be on the scene with a hurricane-themed escape room that will help you prepare for hurricanes — a timely event since the Atlantic Hurricane Season started June 1. And forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center say the Atlantic could see another above-normal hurricane season this year.
The goal of the display is to educate individuals and families about hurricanes and the risks associated with them, along with general emergency preparedness information.
Grelia Steele, community outreach manager with OEM, says in the audio clip below that participants will form teams to try and solve a series of puzzles before a mock hurricane strikes. The hurricane will be simulated by noise. And prizes will be given out to the top teams.
Steele adds that if you like solving puzzles and using your critical thinking skills, you should make a stop in the OEM booth — located in the HUB section of Celebrate Fairfax (see map) — part of your weekend fun. You will be challenged!
To learn more about Celebrate Fairfax, including hours and cost of admission, visit celebratefairfax.com.
For additional information on emergency preparedness, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/emergency/readyfairfax. And to sign up for severe weather alerts by text and/or email, sign up for Fairfax Alerts at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/alerts.