City Hosting Annual Hurricane Seminar at BIG ARTS

provided to The Santiva Chronicle

The City of Sanibel conducts an informative hurricane seminar every year, except pandemic years, to educate the residents, businesses, and island workers. The seminar will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 17 at the Big Arts Center, 900 Dunlop Rd. The seminar is free and reservations are not required.

Featured Speakers:

Dave Roberts, the City of Sanibel’s weather consultant, will provide information on hurricane formation, the categories of tropical systems, and the dangers of storm surge.

Sandra Tapfumaneyi, Lee County Interim Emergency Management Chief, will discuss Family Emergency Planning and explain the county’s responsibilities in dealing with tropical storm systems.

Susan Alexander and Marina Espinoza will discuss Special Needs issues on Sanibel and Captiva.

Keith Williams, Sanibel Community Services Director, will discuss the City’s post-storm recovery plan.

Harold Law, Sanibel Building Official, will review City building codes.

William Dalton, Sanibel Police Chief, will lead the seminar and review the City’s storm plans.

Prior to the seminar, the Sanibel Police Department will have their Emergency Response Vehicle on display from 1pm-2pm. A volunteer will be on hand to discuss its purpose and answer questions.

Citizens unable to attend the seminar are encouraged to watch the video on a few weeks afterwards. A press release and email will announce when the video is posted.

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