Dorchester County residents encouraged to attend Hurricane Preparedness Expo at Ashley River Park

May 30, 2023

In anticipation of the upcoming hurricane season, Dorchester County invites residents to the 10th annual Hurricane Preparedness Expo. This is an educational and interactive event designed to equip Dorchester County residents with essential knowledge and resources to stay safe during severe weather events. The expo will be held on June 3, 2023, at the Ashley River Park.

The Hurricane Preparedness Expo aims to provide valuable information, tips, and resources to help residents of Dorchester County effectively prepare for hurricanes and other natural disasters. This is an excellent opportunity for both new and longtime residents to engage with local emergency management officials, learn about emergency supplies, and understand the steps necessary to protect their families and property.

Event Details: 

Date: Sat. June 3, 2023
Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm
Location: Ashley River Park, 200 Renken Road, Summerville
Admission is only $2 per person 3 years-old or older or free for any Dorchester County Park Annual Pass holders.

The Hurricane Preparedness Expo will feature a range of fun activities and offerings. These include interactive exhibits, food trucks, a bounce house, balloon art, face painting, a children’s train, and emergency services demonstrations. Charleston Electric will also be raffling off a brand new 3600-watt Generac GP3600 portable generator.

Additionally, this year Dorchester County’s Emergency Management Department and Coastal Coffee Roasters worked together to debut our new medium roast coffee: Storm Surge. This coffee will be available at the Expo in both ground and whole bean form. Our partner, Tradesman Brewing Company, will also be present with our unique Know Your Zone beer. Free coffee samples will be available to all participants, and there will be beer samples for those 21 years of age and older.

The Hurricane Preparedness Expo is open to all Dorchester County residents. Attendees are encouraged to bring their families and friends to participate in this unique opportunity to enhance their understanding of hurricane preparedness.