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MEDIA ADVISORY

February 15, 2007

Cathy Schroeder
(850) 245-0413

Just Read, Florida! Celebrates Hazardous Weather Awareness Week

SARASOTA -- In recognition of Hazardous Weather Awareness Week, local officials tomorrow will read to students at Emma Booker Elementary in Sarasota. There will also be a tour of emergency vehicles on the campus. The schedule for tomorrow’s event includes:

    9:00 a.m. – 2:40 p.m.
    Emergency Vehicle Tour located at the bus loop behind the school
    Attending Vehicles:
    Florida Highway Patrol vehicle
    National Guard Hummer High Wheel vehicle
    Sarasota Emergency Management vehicle
    Fire truck
    Hazardous Materials truck
    State Emergency Mobile Command vehicle
    American Red Cross vehicle
    9:00 a.m. – 3:10 p.m.
    National Weather Service
    Lectures located in the media center
    12:45 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
    Celebrity Readers
    Located in the first grade classrooms
    Attending guest readers:
    Ben Nelson, State Meteorologist
    Lieutenant Doug Dodson, Florida Highway Patrol
    Trooper Lucy Papp, Florida Highway Patrol
    Steve Jerve, WFLA TV
    Bob Harrigan, Chief Meteorologist for ABC 7
    Representative from American Red Cross
    Shirley Brown, Sarasota School Board Member
    Frank Kovach, Sarasota School Board Member
    1:15 – 1:45 p.m.
    Media Availability
    Located in the media center
    The event will take place at:
    Emma Booker Elementary
    2350 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Way
    Sarasota