Please join the DPRPCA on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 for our monthly meeting, featuring guest speaker, Hurricane Specialist Bryan Norcross.Bryan will speak on the importance of hurricane preparation and how climate change affects hurricanes. “Don’t get wound around the axle, with the details of the storm, before deciding to prepare. Living along the coast means living with hurricanes. Accept the fact that we will often prepare or evacuate and not have needed to, but it’s the only way.”The meeting will be held at the ARTS PARK on Young Circle, beginning promptly at 7:00 PM.We will also be attempting to broadcast the meeting via zoom.If you are unable to attend in person, you can register for the Meeting at https://us02web.zoom.us/…/tZcuceigrT4vHdx2fwXr…Meet Bryan NorcrossBryan Norcross is a nationally known hurricane specialist, Director of Meteorology & author of My Hurricane Andrew Story. Anyone who lived through Hurricane Andrew is surely thankful for Bryan Norcross’ straight talk and leadership on that terrifying night of August 23rd, through the early morning hours of the 24th. His sage advice, calm demeanor and continued exhortations to viewers and listeners to seek safety surely saved lives. Thanks to Bryan and other trusted sources, almost 1.2 million people evacuated across Florida, from Dade, Broward, Charlotte, Collier, Lee, Martin, Monroe, Palm Beach, and Sarasota counties. Most went voluntarily, which contributed to the low number of fatalities, despite the intensity of the storm. Those who stayed, sought shelter in interior closets, bathrooms and more.When Hurricane Andrew made landfall in South Florida at with winds of 165 mph, it became one of only four hurricanes to make landfall in the United States as a Category 5. For more about the Downtown Parkside Royal Poinciana Civic Association, visit dprpca.org.