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City to host annual Hurricane Seminar in May

By Staff | Apr 10, 2019

Every year, the city of Sanibel hosts an informative Hurricane Seminar to educate its residents and businesses and the island’s workers about the upcoming storm season in preparation for it.

It is free and open to the public, and reservations are not required.

The 2019 event will be held on May 10 at 11 a.m. at The Community House.

The featured speakers and topics will include:

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

– Lee Mayfield, director of Lee County Public Safety and Emergency Management, will explain the county’s responsibilities in dealing with tropical storm systems

– Sandra Tapfumaneyi, operations chief for Lee County Emergency Management, will discuss family emergency planning

– F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva Program Director Kathy Y. Monroe will discuss special needs issues

– Community Services Director Keith Williams will discuss the city’s post-storm recovery plan

– Harold Law, Sanibel building official, will review city building codes

– Police Chief William Dalton will lead the seminar and review the city’s storm plans

Anyone unable to attend the seminar is encouraged to watch the video of it at mysanibel.com a few weeks after the event. A press release and email will announce when the video is posted online.

The Community House is at 2173 Periwinkle Way.