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.