Hurricane Preparedness Expo at Ashley River Park

May 22, 2024

In anticipation of the upcoming hurricane season beginning June 1, Dorchester County Emergency Management will be hosing the annual Hurricane Preparedness Expo. This is an educational and interactive event designed to equip Lowcountry residents with essential knowledge and resources to stay safe before, during, and after a storm. The Expo will be held on June 1, 2024, from 10:00AM-1:00PM at Ashley River Park.

The Hurricane Preparedness Expo will 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 1, 2024
Time: 10:00AM – 1:00PM
Location: Ashley River Park, 200 Renken Road, Summerville

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

Representatives from Tradesman Brewing Company will be in attendance with samples for our 21 years and older crowd with our special hurricane beer, Know Your Zone.

Coastal Coffee Roasters will also be there with our one-of-a-kind coffee, Storm Surge. Come out and grab a sample to try while you enjoy the activities!

Last, the Red Cross will be hosting a blood drive during the Expo. Blood donation is part of a broader strategy to prepare for emergencies, ensuring that resources are available when they are most needed. We encourage those residents who are able to donate blood at the event as a way to give back to the community.Please visit this link to pre-register and sign up.

If you do not have an Annual Pass, admission to the park is $2 per person (free for 3 years-old and under).