Disaster Preparedness has always been essential for Pinellas County beach residents and businesses. To help the community better prepare for Hurricane Season, Pinellas County Emergency Management and beach community partners present the annual Barrier Islands Hurricane Preparedness Summit.
The Summit will be a “hybrid” event, with the option of participating in person at Madeira Beach City Hall, or virtually via Zoom.
Moderated by St. Pete Beach Mayor Al Johnson, president of the Barrier Islands Governmental Council (BIG-C), the panelists will discuss personal and home preparation, evacuation procedures, shelter options, special needs, and insurance considerations for the barrier island residents, as well as the responsibilities before, during and after a storm. This webinar will address the unique considerations of Pinellas County beach residents, from Clearwater Beach to Tierra Verde.
Pinellas County Emergency Management encourages the barrier island communities to “Pledge to Plan” in 2021, and will provide the information and resources needed to create, or update, disaster plans for the 2021 storm season.
Summit panelists include representatives from Pinellas County Emergency Management, the National Weather Service, Local Law Enforcement, Local Fire Rescue, Public Works and the insurance industry.
In addition, local subject matter experts and personnel from the various beach municipalities will be on hand to answer questions.