Emergency Preparedness: Hurricanes
May 24, 10:00 am
May 24, 3:00 pm
Does your business have a plan for an emergency? Hurricane Harvey made landfall as a category 4 storm on the evening of August 25, 2017 over the city of Rockport, Texas. Harvey was the first major hurricane to strike the Coastal Bend since 1970 and it was ranked the 16th strongest land-falling storm in U. S. History. With a peak wind gust of 150 miles per hour and storms surge of 12.5 feet in parts of the Coastal Bend, Harvey severely impacted the communities of Aransas Pass, Austwell, Bayside, Fulton, Port Aransas, Refugio, Rockport, Tivoli, and Woodsboro. Approximately 40,000 structures were damaged and approximately 15,000 structures were completely destroyed or unrepairable. This Emergency Preparedness: Hurricanes workshop is designed to give small businesses and other organizations the tools they need to prepare for natural disasters such as Hurricane Harvey. We will cover the process for disaster planning as well as the impact of hurricanes on your small business and our community. We will also have TWIA and TDI present on hurricane coverage and lessons learned from Hurricane Harvey. The City of Corpus Christi Communications team will speak on how they communicate with the community and what we can do to make sure we are informed. We will discuss and introduce you to resources in the coastal bend area which will enable you to create an emergency preparedness plan for your business. Hear from various emergency preparedness experts including: Corpus Christi Emergency Management Office, Nueces County Emergency Management Office, City of Corpus Christi Communications Department, UTSA SBDC Procurement Technical Assistance Center Emergency Preparedness and HR Specialist, Texas Windstorm Insurance Association, Texas Department of Insurance, Corpus Christi Police Department, AEP Texas, SCORE Corpus Christi, Coastal Resiliency Network Initiatives and more!
Lunch provided by SCORE Corpus Christi