As a resident of Gulf Shores for the last 9 years, I have not had to deal with a hurricane that has affected the Gulf Coast. I was on the island for a tropical storm that came through Gulf Shores and Orange Beach a few years back. That experience was a fairly tense time for me, not ever having been through anything like that. I remember thinking that I wish I had known more about Hurricane preparedness. Well the City of Gulf Shores must have had the same thought because they are holding a Hurricane Preparedness Expo, Thursday June 16, 2016 from 10 AM to 2 PM at the Erie H. Meyer Civic Center in Gulf Shores. If you have concerns or questions about how to best prepare your beach front condo, island condo or single family home this is the event for you!