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      Stormfest focuses on severe weather awareness

      Meteorologist Mallory Nicholls alongside a kid playing pin the cow on the twister.

      MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WPDE) - Dozens headed to the Pelicans stadium in Myrtle Beach to learn about all things weather related.

      WPDE NewsChannel 15's First Alert Weather team, Ed Piotrowski, Mallory Nicholls, and Gerard Jebaily talked to the crowd about severe weather and what they need to know .

      To make the event fun, there were activities for kids including the game pin the cow on the twister and even some adults took a turn for a prize.

      People could sit inside Jebaily's storm chaser car which has radar and a weather radio.

      Russ Gahart attended the event with this children, "they're having a great time getting stickers and learning about hurricanes. We're not from the South so we're not used to to hurricanes at all. It's a good education for them."

      Hurricane season begins June 1. Click here for more information on the Know Your Zone campaign, which deals with evacuation zones.

      Horry County Emergency Management, the City of Myrtle Beach, and the National Weather Service hosted the event.