This year, the Expo will feature two disaster simulations (hurricane and earthquake) led by the Charleston Medical Society. These simulations will depict the immediate aftermath of a disaster, a fictionalized mass casualty situation. The simulations will begin at 12:30pm and at 1:30pm.

The Allstate Insurance National Catastrophe Team will also be on hand giving tours of two of their Mobile Claims Units, which are custom designed motor homes that are deployed to meet the needs of Allstate customers affected by catastrophic weather events, wildfires and earthquakes. There will be additional emergency vehicles on hand as well.

Also, meet South Carolina "Disaster Preppers" who will share their expertise on how to prepare your home and family for a disaster.

The purpose of the Hurricane Expo is to raise awareness to the public to have a plan and take steps now to prepare in the event a hurricane threatens the Lowcountry. A huge step in being prepared is having a hurricane kit at home. Through the generosity of many organizations and businesses, 500 FREE hurricane kits, with the retail value of over $30, will be given away.

The kit includes the following:

Energizer Weatheready LED Folding Lantern-MSRP: $25.99 value

Weekly Medication Organizers donated by CVS Pharmacy-$1.29 value

First Aid Kits donated by CVS Pharmacy-$2.99 value

Lip Balm donated by CVS Pharmacy-$1.99 value

Sunscreen donated by CVS Pharmacy-$2.19 value

Brown Jersey Gloves donated by Tri-County Ace Hardware Stores-$1.79 value

Dust Masks (2/kit) donated by Energy One America-.34 value

Emergency Ponchos donated by Lowcountry Generators-$2.99 value

Glow Sticks donated by Transworld Electric-$1.20 value

Compass/Whistle/Flashlight donated by Kevin Shealy Allstate Insurance-$1 value

Garbage Bags donated by 1st Class Painting & Restoration-$.50 value

Can Openers donated by Tri-County Roofing-$1.16 value

Pair Protective Goggles donated by Northern Tool & Equipment-$1.99 value

Boxes of Waterproof Matches donated by Mr. Sparky-$.35 value

Bottles of Water donated by Buck Lumber & Building Supply-$1 value

Reuseable Grocery Bags donated by Publix -$.99 value

Total Value of each kit: $48.61 (nearly $50 value per kit)

Subject to change.