Pasco County’s 2017 Disaster Expo set for April 22

Emergencies can happen any time, during any season and being prepared can mean the difference between life and death.  That’s why the Pasco County Division of Emergency Management is hosting the 2017 Disaster Expo on Saturday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in downtown New Port Richey’s Sims Park.

For the third year, the Disaster Expo will be part of the annual Cotee River Seafest.  You’ll notice we’re changing the name from ‘Hurricane Expo’ to ‘Disaster Expo.’  While hurricanes pose a major threat to Pasco County’s coastline, there are many other potential disasters families need to be prepared for, as well.

“Hurricanes, tornados, flooding, wildfires – all of these emergencies have happened in Pasco County in the past year,” said Emergency Services Director Kevin Guthrie.  “We want to help you and your family be prepared for any type of disaster situation and the 2017 Disaster Expo is the perfect place to do that.”

Family disaster preparedness event will be part of Cotee River Seafest

Representatives from various Pasco County departments and agencies will be available to help residents:

  • Plan for evacuations
  • Protect homes and businesses
  • Prepare go-kits for people and pets
  • Register for special needs assistance
  • Learn how to get involved
  • Much more!

Local business representatives will also be providing information and advice on disaster preparedness.

Bring the whole family!  Kids will enjoy taking part in the Disaster Dash scavenger hunt and inflatable race, courtesy of Pasco County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources.

For more information about disaster preparedness, visit The Pasco County Division of Emergency Management website at: www.pascoemergencymanagement.com and follow us on Twitter at: twitter.com/Pasco_FL_OEM.

For more information about the Cotee River Seafest, click here: http://bit.ly/1U1D8xV.