Town to hold disaster preparedness seminar


Town to hold disaster preparedness seminar


Date: June 9, 2014
by: Robin Hartill | News Editor




The town and the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce will hold a disaster preparedness seminar from 3 to 6:30 p.m. June 19, at Longboat Key Town Hall, 501 Bay Isles Road.

State and local disaster experts will provide information to protect your family, home and property in the events of floods, hurricanes and other weather-related disasters. Topics will include pre-season preparedness, staying safe during severe weather and post-storm issues and re-entry procedures.

Brian Koon, director of the Florida Division of Emergency Management, will be the keynote speaker.
Other speakers include Manatee County Emergency Management Chief Don Hermey, Sarasota County Emergency Management Chief Ed McCrane, Longboat Key Fire Rescue Chief Paul Dezzi, Longboat Key Police Chief Pete Cumming and Longboat Key Public Works Director Juan Florensa.

The event will feature complimentary appetizers from The Chart House Restaurant and Harry’s Continental Kitchens, drinks from Gold Coast Eagle and tabletop displays by local disaster recovery businesses after the event.

The event is sponsored by Aqua Plumbing and Air.

To make reservations, call the chamber at 383-2466. Each pre-registered guest will receive a goodie bag and be entered for a door prize drawing.

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