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On Tuesday, May 7, 2019 The Hurricane Awareness Tour will be making a stop at the Harrisburg International Airport.  It’s a free event and all ages are welcome.  The public tour will take place from 2:00-5:00 pm.

Tour the USAF WC-130J and NOAA WP-3D aircraft.  MS. Military air crews fly directly into the core of tropical cyclones to gather critical data and the NOAA Lockheed WP-3D Orion “Hurricane Hunter”, is widely known for use in hurricane research and reconnaissance.

Step inside the aircraft, meet the crew members and the pilots and talk with National Hurricane Center Director Ken Graham.  They will educate the community on hurricane preparedness and are available for interviews.

First responders will be on site in addition to helicopters, firetrucks and other emergency response vehicles.

Learn about the impacts of inland flooding and other hazards associated with hurricanes.  National Weather Service (NWS) meteorologists as well as the Pennsylvanian Emergency Management Agency will also be at there.

Registration is not required and parking is free.

For more information on the Harrisburg event, contact Pete Jung of NWS State College at 814-231-2423, or Peter.Jung@noaa.gov.

For further event information, please click on the following link.

2019 East Coast Hurricane Awareness Tour at Harrisburg International Airport

LoriLee, WGOLV