Volusia County to host 2024 Hurricane Expo in May

The expo aims to educate and prepare the community for hurricane season.

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  • | 6:00 p.m. March 29, 2024
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Volusia County, in collaboration with the Volusia Community Organizations Active in Disasters and the Volusia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, will host a 2024 Hurricane Expo.

Set to occur from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, the event will be held at the Volusia County UF/IFAS Extension Office, 3100 E. New York Ave., DeLand, within the Hester and Daugharty buildings adjacent to the Volusia County Fairgrounds. Attendees will be guided by marked signage to navigate the entrance and parking.

The expo aims to educate and prepare the community for hurricane season through engaging safety demonstrations, educational presentations, and comprehensive hurricane preparedness exhibits.

"The Hurricane Expo is not just a resource fair as some may think; it's a crucial opportunity for our community to come together, learn, and prepare," Emergency Management Director Clint Mecham said. "With interactive exhibits, vital safety information, and the distribution of essential preparedness items, it promises to be an informative and empowering experience for all attendees."

To enhance community safety, Volusia County and its partners will also distribute weather radios and other vital safety items to residents on a first-come, first-served basis. Details about vendors and guest speakers will be announced as the event approaches. The Expo is free to attend, and no pre-registration is required. For more information, contact Yolanda Buckles at 386-254-1500 or [email protected].


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