Jefferson, Orange, Hardin, and Jasper counties will host a Southeast Texas Disaster Expo at the Ford Park Exhibit Hall. The event is free to the public and will take place on Saturday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is free to the public thanks to community partners and sponsors.
The goal of the expo is to make sure community members are better prepared for potential disasters including flooding, industrial incidents, and hurricanes.
Two years ago, Jefferson County Judge Branick and his Jefferson County Emergency Management team began working with a local business to host a disaster expo for our area. The goal was to better prepare and inform area residents for potential disasters, including flooding, industrial incidents, and hurricanes. Unfortunately, the Covid-19 Pandemic, as well as other major incidents, delayed the event.
With increasing population, new construction, and infrastructure, Southeast Texans are faced with more challenges during disasters. We have responded to and persevered through numerous natural and manmade disasters. We learn more from each incident and have a wealth of knowledge and experience to share.
Presenters will include area, state, and federal elected representatives.
Community members are invited to bring their families. There will be activities for the kids, free food, and more than 40 booths and displays.