Isle of Palms Hurricane Expo: May 21

 ISLE OF PALMS, S.C.- The City of Isle of Palms (IOP) will host its 2024 Hurricane Expo on Tuesday, May 21, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. IOP residents and residents from surrounding communities are welcome to attend and learn more about how to prepare for a hurricane. The event will be held at the city’s Recreation Department and is free and open to the public. IOP City officials and various community partners will be available to educate the public about hurricane preparedness and provide resources.

With hurricane season beginning on June 1, 2024, the city is taking proactive measures to inform island residents and visitors about steps they can take to prepare for a storm. Preparation can help coastal and inland community members gain more peace of mind.

Along with planning tips, Hurricane Expo attendees will receive guidance on what to do during and after a storm, ways to protect their homes, local evacuation route information and more. During the event, guests can enter to win a hurricane supply kit, filled with essentials.

“The Hurricane Expo will empower individuals, families and businesses to take charge of protecting themselves and their property during hurricane season,” said IOP Fire Chief Craig Oliverius.

“City staff, local, state and national organizations will showcase resources and services available to support hurricane preparation and recovery efforts,” Oliverius continued. “It’s also a great way for people to engage with one another. By working together, the community can enhance its collective resilience and ability to overcome the challenges caused by hurricanes and other natural disasters.”

City officials emphasize that there is always more to learn, especially in an ever-changing weather environment. Residents who have recently moved to IOP and are unfamiliar with hurricanes are encouraged to attend the Expo.

The city is seeking vendors for the Hurricane Expo. Those interested should contact Lynn Golden at

The public should contact the city with questions by calling (843) 886- 6428. Citizens can also message staff and sign up to receive city news and emergency alerts by texting “Hello” to (877) 607-6467.

See a list of Hurricane Expo activities and organizations below:


City of Isle of Palms

City Hall

Building Department 

Public Works 

Fire Department 

Police Department 

Recreation Department 


Activities, Vendors and Community Partners

Anderson Insurance Associates 

Ashbritt, Inc

Balloon Artist

Charleston County Emergency Communications Center 

Charleston County Mosquito

Charleston Electric


Emergency Management

Face Painter

IOP Chamber of Commerce

IOP Turtle Team

IOP Water & Sewer

Island Vibes newspaper 

Law Enforcement Neighborhood Support (LENS)

Lowcountry Shutters

Muhler Company

Municipal Parking

News 2


Red Cross

RiverDogs Food Truck

Roxy Shaved Ice

SC Dept. Natural Resources

SC Office of Resilience


Sullivan's Island

Wild Dunes Resort

Willow Ash Roofing