20th Annual Kiawah & Seabrook Disaster Awareness Day – June 15

Date:  Thursday, June 15, 2017
Time:  10:00a.m.- 2:30 p.m.
Location:  Seabrook Island Club

Co-sponsored by the Town of Kiawah Island and Town of Seabrook Island

The Atlantic hurricane season is here and runs from June 1 to November 30. With South Carolina, as one of the most vulnerable states in the nation to be impacted by hurricanes, emergency preparedness is especially important for residents of Barrier Island communities. Please plan to attend the 20th Annual Disaster Awareness Day on Thursday, June 15, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Seabrook Island Club. Co-sponsored by the Town of Kiawah Island and Town of Seabrook Island

This year’s program will focus on lessons learned from Hurricane Matthew, preparation, procedures in evacuation/reentry scenarios, island security, FEMA individual assistance information and flood map changes. Valuable prizes will be raffled off throughout the day with the opportunity to win an Amazon Echo. First ten attendees will receive a free NOAA weather radio. Lunch will be provided. No RSVP required. Don’t miss unique opportunity to speak to Town, County, and State Emergency Management officials in one place. Check out this year’s agenda!

10:00 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. Reflections on Hurricane Matthew
Lessons learned during Hurricane Matthew. Audience Q & A.
Kiawah Island Mayor Craig Weaver and Seabrook Island Mayor Ronald Ciancio

10:20 a.m. – 10:35 a.m. Hurricane Tracking
Discussion of hurricane tracking models and recap of Hurricane Matthew. Carl Barnes – National Weather Service Charleston Office

Prize Drawing

10:40 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Disaster Preparedness and State Procedures Derrec Becker – South Carolina Emergency Management Division

11:00 a.m. – 11:45 p.m. Evacuation Procedures/Post Evacuation Security Panel discussion on each entities procedures and role during evacuation/reentry. Post evacuation security for Kiawah and Seabrook. Audience Q & A.
Moderated by Scott Cave – Atlantic Business Continuity Services
Patricia Henley – Charleston County Emergency Management
Captain Robert Woods – SC Hwy. Patrol Traffic Management Unit
Captain Don Martin – Charleston County Sheriff’s Office and
Deputy Chief Todd McGeorge – Charleston County EMS
Fire Marshal Ryan Kunitzer – St. Johns Fire District

Prize Drawing

11:50 p.m. – 12:20 p.m. Utilities Disaster Procedures
Panel discussion on what homeowners should do in preparation for evacuation. Company procedures in a hurricane. Audience Q & A.
Moderated by Scott Cave – Atlantic Business Continuity Services
Tony Vincent – Berkeley Electric Cooperative
Becky Dennis – Kiawah Island Utility
Tommy West – Seabrook Island Utility

12:20 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Lunch and Exhibitor Visitation Prize Drawing

1:15 p.m.– 2:00 p.m. Local Entities Procedures
Panel discussion on each entities role in evacuation/reentry. Audience Q & A. Moderated by Scott Cave – Atlantic Business Continuity Services
Tony Elder – Kiawah Island Community Association
Chris Widuch – Town of Kiawah Public Safety Committee
Rusty Lameo – Town of Kiawah
Yvonne Johnstone – Kiawah Island Golf Resort
Wayne Floyd – Phillips and Jordan
John Gregg – Town of Seabrook Public Safety Committee
John Wilcox – Seabrook Island Club
Heather Paton – Seabrook Island Property Owners Association

2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. After a Disaster – Individual Assistance Elizabeth Roberts – South Carolina Emergency Management Division

2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Flood Map Changes
Cindy Cahill – Charleston County Floodplain Management Coordinator

Final Prize Drawing

-Submitted by Stephanie Braswell Edgerton, Communication Specialist, Town of Kiawah Island

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