The Tampa Bay Hurricane Expo is a free, entertaining and informative event for the entire community. There will be dozens of vendors on display, representing private companies and government agencies, to take the mystery out of storm season preparation and make the homework for family disaster planning a little easier. Residents also will be able to look up their evacuation zone and visit the 72-hour emergency supply display, showing the quantity of supplies needed by a family to survive 72 hours following a disaster.
A panel of meteorologists from local news stations and experts from the National Weather Service and local emergency management offices will address attendees’ questions at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. A business disaster toolkit workshop will be held at 12 p.m., where business owners can learn how to make plans to ensure that their businesses will stay afloat after a disaster. A resiliency/survivor's panel will be held at 10 a.m., where you can hear real stories from people who experienced and recovered from a disaster, and from experts on steps you can take to prepare yourself and your home now.
Expo guests can also enjoy take advantage of a discounted admission price of $8 per person to MOSI exhibits and one standard IMAX® Dome Theatre* film during their visit. For the discounted price, guests can experience Disasterville featuring WeatherQuest, a 10,000-square-foot exhibition on floods, hail, lightning, tsunamis and volcanoes, including immersion theatres that demonstrate what it's like to be in an earthquake, hurricane, tornado and wildfire. (*Special engagement films and exhibits, including Sea Monsters Revealed, are not included.)
Plan to stay all day. There will be lunch:
- Disaster dogs - $4
- Hurricane Hamburgers - $5
- Be Prepared Pulled Pork - $6
All come with chips and a drink.