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Ready on the Ranch 2023

All sessions are free and open to the public.
Advance registration is required.

Florida Hurricanes: What You Need To Know

Saturday, August 26 at 9 AM - Event Registration Open

Shortly before landfall in September 2022, Hurricane Ian was forecast to make a direct hit on our area. Fortunately for LWR, it veered 50 miles south, leaving a devastating path of death and destruction just 50 miles to our south. Whether you live in a new construction house or a 20-year-old home, attending this 90-minute session will help prepare you, your family and your home for the 2023 Hurricane Season and beyond.


Join us as WWSB ABC 7’s Chief Meteorologist Bob Harrigan discusses what you need to know about Florida hurricanes, based on his 33 years of forecasting Suncoast weather. You’ll also hear LWR CERT members share suggestions and tips for how to prepare yourself, your family and your Lakewood Ranch home when a hurricane is predicted for our area. Come early to chat informally with our members about our favorite hurricane preparation and after-hurricane tips.

Photos from Past Events

Hurricane Prep for LWR Residents
Hurricane Prep Supplies
Pet Emergency First Aid
Dr. Terry Clekis, DVM
Before an Emergency