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Updated: 05/17/2017 09:26:12AM

Prepare for the big one, meteorologist warns

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PHOTO BY PAM JOHNSON

Assistant City Manager Len Bramble speaks with Venice resident Jan Schroeder at the 2017 Venice Hurricane Expo.

PHOTO BY PAM JOHNSON

Danny Nichols and Wayne Roberts show a calendar available to those who visit the Roberts Insurance Group LLC booth at the 2017 Venice Hurricane Expo.

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Members of the audience listen intently to Bob Harrigan as he tells them how to prepare for hurricane season.

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ABC7 Chief Meteorologist Bob Harrigan talks to about 70 people during the 2017 Venice Hurricane Expo over the weekend.

By PAM JOHNSON

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“We want to prepare you, not scare you,” said Bob Harrigan, chief meteorologist for ABC 7 news. The 31-year veteran of weather predicting was a speaker at the 2017 Hurricane Expo at Venice Community Center, May 12-13.

On Saturday, he told an audience of around 70 people — of whom about half are about to experience their first hurricane season in Venice — that even though the area doesn’t get many hurricanes, it only takes one big storm to create massive damage and threaten lives.

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