In an effort to educate the public on preparation for the 2018 hurricane season, which begins June 1, the Town of Bluffton’s Emergency Management Division will host two meetings, from 6 to 7 p.m. May 14 and May 23, at Bluffton Police Department, 101 Progressive St.

Both meetings will cover the same topics about preparing yourself, your family and your property in case a hurricane were to threaten and strike our area.

Information to be presented includes lessons learned from Hurricane Mathew and Hurricane Irma, evacuation routes, procedures during an evacuation, and how to develop a plan for evacuation.

Officials will also answer any questions the public may have.

“We want the community to have as much information as possible when it comes to keeping their family safe,” said Bluffton Interim Police Chief Scott Chandler. “We have learned a lot over the past two years, when it comes to storms, so these classes will allow the public to be aware and informed.”

Those interested in attending either of the meetings should RSVP to Joy Nelson at specifying which class they would like to attend.